FairFuelUK

FairFuelUK has fought off £30bn in TAX hikes

The award winning FairFuelUK Campaign fights for lower fuel prices at the pumps
and is actively backed by these prestigious organisations
Freight Transport Association
The Road Haulage Association
The Association of Pallet Networks
UKLPG - The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK
The RAC

Following an invitation to FairFuelUK as shown in the video above, a  very constructive Treasury meeting was held on Monday 9th June 2014 with Danny Alexander and FairFuelUK’s Spokesman Quentin Willson and its Co-Founder Howard Cox. The Chief Secretary to The Treasury presented the government’s recently published fuel duty dynamic modelling which supports the fuel campaign group’s long-held contention that lower fuel duty increases jobs, GDP and economic activity.
 
FairFuelUK presented their own dynamic modelling in 2012 that showed a 3p cut in duty would generate 70,000 jobs, increase GDP by 0.2% and would lower inflation. The Minister’s economic model of what has happened in the life of this Parliament suggests, following a 1p cut in March 2011 and the continuing freeze in duty, that GDP will increase even more by 0.3% to 0.5% in the longer term. Their model shows that the increased exchequer revenues resulting from the increase in economic activity will pay for around half of the initial cost of the Government’s action on fuel duty.
 
The Government recognises the impact that persistently high pump prices have on the cost of living and business costs, and has taken action to support the motorist, resulting in the longest duty freeze for over 20 years. Stopping Labour’s planned duty increases has followed extensive campaigning by FairFuelUK in the last 3.5 years.
 
Quentin Willson said: ‘This is an historic moment in fuel taxation. No other government has been brave enough to sacrifice fuel duty revenues to stimulate growth. And it’s worked. We’ve had stable duty levels since 2011 and that’s given everyone confidence to spend more and helped lower inflation too. But let’s not stop there.”

Danny Alexander said: 'I’ve met Quentin Wilson and Howard Cox on a number of occasions. That campaign has made – and continues to make – a very significant impact in Parliament, in Whitehall and in the Treasury.....because fuel duty has frozen…It doesn’t mean that our relationship will! We want to maintain a high level of dialogue with you… And we want to keep working, to support the work that you do.'

So to all our backers and supporters of FairFuelUK and those MPs who made it possible, well done so far. BUT we'll not resting on our laurels, we’ll be keeping up the pressure for a real duty cut before next year's Budget and General Election. And that’s where we still need your help.


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FairFuelUK, the Nationally Recognised Award Winning Campaign fighting for lower petrol & diesel prices, is widely accredited with stopping £30 billion of taxes being levied on over 32 million road users, businesses & the haulage industry in this Parliament.

Quentin Willson lead campaigner for FairFuelUK, is one of Britain’s best-known motoring authorities and is lead spokesman for FairFuelUK. Please read his FairFuelUK Blog

Quentin Willsons Sunday Mirror Column on FairFueUK 15th June



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Background

Since the beginning of 2011 the FairFuelUK Campaign thanks to your support has been credited with stopping all fuel duty increases that were planned in this Parliament. May 2014 marked a historic victory for the FairFuelUK Campaign. Finally the Government admitted what FairFuelUK with your support has been telling them for the last 3 years - low fuel duty helps the wider economy. The Treasury said that GDP will rise by 0.5% because by not introducing Labour's previously planned fuel escalators, means drivers have more to spend on other things. Without motoring journalist Quentin Willson and FairFuelUK's co-founder Howard Cox and their intense campaigning, petrol and diesel would now have been £1.60 & 1.65 respectively. They lobbied Treasury officials, ministers and MPs using economic reports from the highly respected NIESR that proved conclusively that lowering duty creates jobs, reduces inflation and raises GDP.  In 2014 we've enjoyed the lowest stable prices at the pumps for more than 3 years. The Treasury cannot go back on this huge policy change now they have had their FairFuelUK initiated wake-up call on common sense motoring taxation. High-up politicos in the Tory party have even privately told FairFuelUK that when the Coalition came to power in 2010 they had no plans to suspend 13p of Labour’s planned fuel duty rises. It's only because of the pressure from you through the campaign that we now have this historic tax U-turn. This was our victory, not the Government's.
Campaign Objectives

The Government still takes over 60% in tax when we fill up at the pumps, we have the highest fuel duty levels in the EU and the cost of fuel directly impacts adversely on the cost of living, investment, jobs and running businesses.  We will be continuing to fight the FairFuelUK Campaign on these fronts

  • Stop any Fuel Duty Rises in this Parliament. *The Campaign has achieved this objective, but the Government could still go back on their promise of a freeze in fuel duty till 2015

  • Go further and fight to Cut Fuel Duty significantly for the benefit of economic growth and what the whole nation wants – We have convinced the Govt to recognise that by sensibly controlling fuel duty, it is a growth stimulus not just a Treasury cash cow

  • Bring UK petrol and diesel to European Parity in terms of fuel pricing and taxation. Particularly important for the UK Road Haulage Industry

  • Actively demand and support the inquiries into fuel pricing transparency and oil price speculation.

  • Fight for a comparable motorist’s tax incentive for greener fuels like LPG similar to that offered to the haulage industry
We need YOU!

FairFuelUK and Quentin Willson Protesting outside the TreasuryFairFuelUK and Robert Halfon MP deliver symbolic Cheque to Treasury showing Annual Fuel Duty TakeFairFuelUK Handing in Petition to cut fuel duty at No 10FairFuelUK Truck runs out of fuel in Whitehall - Symbolic protestFairFuelUK's National Fair Fuel Day 2012FairFuelUK's Quentin Willson calls for all tax to be shown on fuel receiptsFairFuelUK's Quentin Willson calls for Fuel Duty Cut on Budget Day 2013 at No 10MPs who support FairFuelUK pushing Car to Downing StreetOver 130,000 signature petition handed into No 10 in 2011 by FairFuelUKPenny Mordaunt MP-Marcus Jones MP-Quentin Willson-FairFuelUK-Andrew Bingham MP-Robert Halfon MP--Stephen Metcalfe MP at OFTQuentin Willson-FairFuelUK-Andrew Bingham MP-Robert Halfon MP-Marcus Jones MP-Stephen Metcalfe MP-Penny Mordaunt MPRobert Halfon MP in the Commons and FairFuelUK call for an OFT enquiry into transparent pricingThe FairFuelUK team pulling an empty of fuel truck to Downing StreetThe FairFuelUK Truck outside WestminsterTracey Crouch MP with Quentin Wilson protesting outside the House of Commons 2012Treasury Minister Danny Alexander meets with Quentin Willson and the FairFuelUK team
FairFuelUK is calling for a cut in Fuel Duty in the 2014 Budget. Please help us to convince the Treasury by completing the relevant POLLs below. Send us your responses as to how the current levels of petrol and diesel prices are affecting your life or business.  We continually analyse the data received and regularly send the consolidated survey updates to every MP,  Lord, all national newspapers, BBC, ITV, SKY and local TV and Radio outlets.


Robert Halfon MP supports FairFuelUK


It is managed by Howard Cox and Quentin Willson. email: campaign@fairfueluk.com    
Contact and Media: Howard Cox 07515 421611
FairFuelUK, 1 Rammell Mews,Cranbrook,Kent TN17 3BQ. UK


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