We have a moment of opportunity to stop the massive 16p a gallon tax hike on petrol & diesel that the chancellor waved through in the Budget. (3p per litre of Fuel Duty + VAT). This is due to hit you on August 1st.
We have worked with a group of supportive MPs to have a proposed amendment put forward to the Budget. If selected for debate and voted through, this amendment would see the tax hike stopped. However, to stand a chance of it being selected for debate, we need lots of MPs to actually sign up in advance to support this change over the coming weeks before it can be formally tabled in June.
We URGENTLY need your help NOW. The Government will be hoping that this issue will not attract enough support from supporters like you and ‘just fade away’. That’s why we need you to do all or some of the following:
The Government (made up of Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs) will put enormous pressure on its MPs to ‘toe the Party line’ and not support a move to scrap this rise. They will want to see the Budget go through 'intact' including the 3p rise in Fuel Duty. We understand that MPs have a loyalty to their Party. However, we know that petrol & diesel prices are the number one issue for millions of families and businesses and are at crisis levels. This is an occasion when we need our MPs to represent you on this vital issue above and beyond all other political considerations.
Please, don’t leave this to someone else. We can only win with massive and overwhelming support from you. Every email, every letter and every telephone call really does make our case stronger.
We believe that our supporters have a right to know how MPs stand on the issue of petrol & diesel taxes. We will be putting up a list of MPs on our website who express support for our new amendment.