Pressure group FairFuelUK (FFUK) has called on the UK’s decision makers to make better use of technology in reducing road transport emissions further, rather than using the blunt instrument of increased taxation. FFUK was responding to a recent report, The unintended consequences of freezing fuel duty, written by former government transport advisor Professor David Begg on behalf of Greener Journeys. The report, which calls for a fuel duty increase, claims the government’s seven-year freeze has caused an extra 4.5 million […]
Harlow MP Robert Halfon has called for a parliamentary debate on whether the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should investigate UK fuel prices. The Conservative MP wants a debate and vote to focus on the non-duty portion of petrol and diesel prices: specifically on whether there is a need to investigate possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour by oil wholesalers. Halfon is seeking to table a Commons Motion on the issue, which has been backed by 65 cross-party MPs, and he […]
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.
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.