Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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




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[ posted by Matt Baller, 26.06.12 14:06 ]

This is great to see, but do you have any feedback from him? I've a feeling it'll be water off a duck's back and nothing will come of it. What was his reaction at the time, did he take the meeting seriously? Is he going to escalate this at all?

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Matt

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[ posted by admin, 26.06.12 14:08 ]

Its a case of watch this space. We are told something is about to happen. because of our pressure and support from people like you. There is huge turmoil in Parliament, because of this campaign. H

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[ posted by Mark B, 26.06.12 14:19 ]

If they do postpone the rise, great - but we will still be left with diesel 17p/l more than our European neighbours, no sign of the promised fuel duty regulator and a government saying "well we did what you asked, so what's the problem"?

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