FairFuelUK has reacted with delight to today’s announcement that the August 3p hike in fuel duty is to be deferred.
Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK said, ‘For months FairFuelUK has pushed, argued, pleaded and proved to the government that scrapping the August duty rise would be essential to the economic future of this country. Thankfully, the Government has listened and have acted for the good of struggling consumers across the UK. This is democracy at its very best where a government and a Chancellor can review decisions, and act with fairness and common sense. Businesses and hard-working families across this country will breathe a grateful sigh of relief, at least for the rest of this year. Well done to every MP and Minister who has listened.’
Peter Carroll, founder of FairFuelUK said, ‘This is a great boost for those organisations that back FairFuelUK. In particular, for the RAC, the Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and The Fuelcard Company. Special thanks go the hundreds of thousands of people all across Britain who have signed up to the campaign. There are serious longer term issues to address on fuel taxation and pricing – but for today, we thank the Government for listening and acting’.