The national campaign group on petrol & diesel taxes, FairFuelUK has made a final plea to the Chancellor that he should use his Budget to decisively cut Fuel Duty.
Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK said, 'Budget day should be 'Cut Fuel Duty Day'. All the polling shows that the soaring cost of filling the family car, the business van or the company truck is right at the top of people's priority list. We have given the Government evidence based on their own model that even a modest cut in fuel duty of 2.5p per litre would create 175,000 jobs and boost growth. This boost to growth means that the Treasury will not lose any revenue overall. In other words, the one thing that he can definitely afford to do is cut fuel duty. This is the right thing for families, for business and for the Chancellor himself. As this won't cost him anything, he is still then free to change other taxes if he so wishes. The country is looking for bold and decisive action - scrap the 3p rise planned for August and cut fuel duty now'.
FairFuelUK is supported by over 220,000 members of the public, the RAC, the RHA, FTA and The Fuelcard Company plus 150 Parliamentarians.
The CEBR Report showing a cut in fuel duty will generate jobs andstimulate the economy at no cost to the Treasury is available for download at www.fairfueluk.com/cebr.html