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Quentin Willson - Lead Campaigner
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Friday, May 6, 2011
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£200 a week in our household of 2 adults on Fuel for the cars & £5000 per year on oil & electricity for our home. It's a significant amount of any household budget.
I've given up trying to get a job now, its pointless cause the fuel costs to get anywhere just eat away any chance i have of being any better off..
I am coming to the end of my ability to afford to get to work. I work 20 miles from home - as encouraged to do so by a previous Conservative government - and am finding the cost prohibitive. I was about to stop for fuel today when I was totally taken aback by the £1.43 per litre cost, and this is one of the cheaper prices. Only yesterday it was £1.41, how much will it be tomorrow!! Please do something to help before those of us who are still employed after all of the redundancies are forced to give up work due to the travel costs alone.
I work 15 miles away from home as a community nurse. The mileage I use during my working day is now also getting cut due to NHS reform. So not only am i using 30 miles a day to communte to work, my mileage rate whilst at work is now going to suffer. I own a Mini, not a fuel guzzling car yet I find myself spending up to £100 a week on fuel. My tank used to fill up for £35 now it takes in excess of £60. Ridiculous. I too am looking for jobs nearer to home but there aren't any.
The price of petrol in South Africa is just under £1.00 a litre, and they are a third world country at the tip of africa,.with no BP!
When is this so called government and in particular condem Carmeron, going to realise that if fuel prices keep increasing at the rate they currently are, ordinary people on ordinary incomes will be forced of the road. Perhaps this is the ploy of the Tories, keep the roads, universities and healthcare for the rich and privileged and to hell with everyone else. Cameron please note WE ARE NOT IN THIS TOGETHER.
the price of fuel is beyond extorsionate. in one fuel station it was £1.34 and a mile up the road it was £1.38 and they were both owned by the same company. how can they do that?? the country will grind to a standstill if something isn't done to lower the price at the pump
My husband works in the construction industry and for several months has been travelling approx 70 miles a day to get to and from work. The price of fuel is crippling us - he only earns 200 per week and only receives mileage for the journey one way (as the crow flies, so not even the true mileage) at the same rate per mile as he was getting 4 years ago. It is getting to the stage where he really won't be able to afford to go to work - and what then? There is no work around for a man his age - just as this is no work for youngsters. This country really is going to the dogs - and those who spout 'We're all in this together', should try living the lives of ordinary working people.
Dear FairFuel UK,
I appluad your letter.I have written as an individual absolute no reply.
This should have been sent before the elections not after, you may have had more of a response, but at least you are trying.
Consider a reward for reducing your commute!
google cheap,that will give you a web site to put in your post code some times sainsburys super market sell the cheapest fuel
I use my car to get to and from work a round trip of 60 miles with fuel at this level I think it is crazy the tax that is placed on fuel must be reduced
I applaud your efforts in trying to get the cost of fuel lowered for everyone, I just wish I had confidence that 'they' will listen before people have to give up their jobs and/or give up their cars. I don't really agree with the groups wanting disruptive action but the government has got to be made to listen and if we all have to suffer for a few days then maybe that is going to be the way to go.
I can't help but wondering how much it would cost to obtain import permits etc. to buy fuel from the continent, then import it over here... if it could be done en masse with everyone chipping in and getting a share of the fuel, would it work out cheaper?
My wife has given up work as it was costing her £50 a week she only earns £95 a week!
I average 70 miles a day for my dailly commute to work. thats £70-75 for fuel a week at this weeks rates in a ford ka (about as cheap as it gets) £300 a month thats a quarter of my wage not even including maintenance, tax and insurance.
The answer to this problem is actually quite simple, and will ring true to the majority of the people of this once great nation.
BINGO ! We have a winner !
I will ask again .. Why are the government charging VAT on the Duty ??
Reply to Alan K Davies, unlike a politician i will answer your question.
I wholeheartedly support this campaign and agree that we need to reduce the tax burden as much as possible, but at the same time would urge our government to join with other governments throughout the world and put a stop to the real culprits of this impossible situation ... Speculative buying (of oil in this instance). Just look at what speculation did for the banking world and its doing the same for the whole of our social structure. Stop this maddness now before the "god" of profit destroys the world as we know it.
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