As political pressure builds in Westminster to see the 3p August Fuel Duty rise scrapped, Peter Carroll, founder of FairFuelUK met with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP in Westminster yesterday, 25th June.
Peter Carroll said, ‘I am grateful to Tessa Munt, MP for Wells and long standing supporter of FairFuelUK for her help in arranging this important meeting. I took the opportunity to personally present Mr Alexander with a copy of our research showing that the planned 3p rise would do more harm than good in terms of overall tax revenues. I was able to leave him in no doubt about the strength and depth of feeling amongst both voters and the business community on this vital issue. I explained that families were having to chose between food and fuel, that the rise would cause serious harm to our road freight industry and that it would hurt many thousands of UK businesses. I highlighted the central part of our argument