FairFuelUK (FFUK) has renewed its call for a 3p cut in fuel duty and demanded greater recognition of the haulage industry’s contribution to cutting emissions in an open letter to chancellor Philip Hammond. The letter, sent to the chancellor ahead of next week’s Budget (8 March), also calls for significant investment in the UK’s roads infrastructure, moves to get rid of polluting buses and vans in city centres and support for diesel vehicle owner to upgrade to cleaner fuels. It […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been branded ‘complacent’ and accused of carrying out a ‘continued whitewash’ after insisting that its study last year of the UK fuel market yielded no credible evidence of any market manipulation.
The UK will face gridlock on the roads and ever worsening air quality unless the government tackles the country’s creaking infrastructure, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). It also said fuel duty needed to be overhauled and road pricing looked at again, despite a public backlash when it was last mooted. Lord Adonis, NIC chairman, said the current state of the country’s infrastructure could hold the UK back and that a long-term plan was needed to tackle the three […]
Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled the planned fuel duty rise in September 2014, confirming a commitment to a duty freeze he made at the Conservative Party Conference in September.