Boris Johnson understood and promised at the 2019 Election not to hike Fuel Duty. Following a question put to him by the Sun’s political team at an election press conference, he clearly espoused fuel duty would NEVER be hiked. He also told Howard Cox, that following Brexit, we’d regain control of our VAT too.
UK Diesel duty with VAT in particular, is always the highest taxed derv in the world too. Other nations tend to see diesel as the commercial heartbeat of economies. Europe's favourable diesel taxation stems from a historical legacy of providing cheaper fuel for the trucking industry.
The UK continues to punish the road haulage industry mercilessly, which severely impacts on the economy and in the current fuel crisis, reduces investing in new drivers and cleaner fuelled vehicles.
The fuel tax data shown here has been sourced from several sources including the RAC Foundation and the EU Transport and Mobility website. Pump prices are fluctuating significantly, but the data in the table remains proportionally indicative of the fuel tax take by European nation.
"FairFuelUK warmly welcomes freezing Fuel Duty for the 12th year. FairFuelUK unashamedly takes some of the campaigning credit for the longest period of any UK excise levy being capped. This is great news and some relief for hard pressed drivers. Congratulations Rishi, thanks for listening to Robert Halfon MP, Craig Mackinlay MP, our 1.7m supporters and the vast majority of the electorate."
"But it was an opportunity missed too. With pump prices at their highest ever, meaning the Treasury is wallowing in a £1bn unexpected VAT windfall, it was a time for the Government to have cut Fuel Duty significantly. It was a time too, to incentivise drivers to move to cleaner fuels and put a moratorium on the unpopular 2030 ban on new diesel and petrol car sales, until more cleaner fuel technologies come forward."
"For these reasons, it is imperative to take these points on board: UK drivers still remain one of world's top 3 nations' highest taxed motorists, face an uncontrolled pump pricing lottery, congestion, and clean air charges plus a perpetual demonisation for all the environmental ills of our planet."
"FairFuelUK, will continue to campaign for UK's 37m drivers to be treated better by this disappointingly anti-driver Conservative administration. On behalf of motorists, motorcyclists, taxis, van drivers and much maligned hauliers, we will continue to fight hard for fairer taxation, improved road user policies, better more practical and equitable ways to lower emissions, and for all politicos to recognise that drivers are not just cash cows, but vital contributors to a successful economy and recovering from the Covid caused fiscal crisis."
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