MPs have backed Robert Halfon's private members bill tabled today (16 October), which calls for the tax take on fuel to be printed on every forecourt receipt.

The Conservative MP for Harlow, and founder of the PetrolPromise campaign, is calling for the complete tax breakdown (duty and VAT) to be printed on all till receipts issued by fuel retailers.

“This initiative will serve as a real wake up call to all users of road fuels; petrol or diesel,” said Road Haulage Association head of media relations, Kate Gibbs.

“This is a move that could benefit the economy in general and the road haulage sector in particular as customers will see that they are getting the best possible rate for the job."

The bill will now progress through Parliament for a second reading in the House of Commons on 30 November.