FairFuelUK (FFUK) has welcomed the news that there will be a 9th consecutive freeze in fuel duty. Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the freeze in her speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham today (3 October). There had been fears that duty would be increased in the budget on 29 October. Howard Cox, founder of the FFUK campaign, said: “The ‘just about managing’ will breathe a huge sigh of relief that duty is frozen for the 9th year. “Thank […]
Week-in, week-out, the team of reporters, technical writers, and editors that work for Motor Transport are out there talking to people at all levels of the industry, and in government departments, to bring you the most relevant, up-to-date and compelling content. Asked to share their personal highlights of 2012, the journalists at Motor Transport give you an insight into the world of reporting on the road transport industry: Steve Hobson, editor: “My 2012 highlight was finally seeing the fruits of […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]