Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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



• FairfuelUK • Fuel Duty • Petrol • Diesel • Prices • Budget • Peter Carroll • 3p • Quentin Willson 

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[ posted by Chris Cawdron, 26.06.12 15:38 ]

Fantastic news, well worth all the campaigning.
Well done to all involved and all who have supported this important outcome.

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[ posted by Adrian Stapleton, 26.06.12 16:13 ]

It is about time the scallywags in government listened to the people after all was not it supposed to be us that elected them ? now we need to campaign to get the cost of fuel lowered below a pound a litre and some sort of sensiblity back into the country . After all smoking has been reduced hence less tax from there so it seems lets hit the motorists maybe on paper a good idea but in reality it hits everyone because everything has to travel to be distributed and all this tax does is to raise Inflation and the cost of living along with it enough said i think people know where i am coming from lets get something done !!!!!!!! KEEP BACKING FAIR FUEL UK

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[ posted by Ray Stoner, 26.06.12 16:14 ]

Well Done!! to all the guys and gals at FFUK,and all the supporters.United we stand divided we fall.
Again Well done from a oap who really appreciated your work.

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[ posted by J Ruffell, 26.06.12 16:34 ]

I wonder if I will get a reply from the P.M. now we have this good news pity it is only been deferred. that means it can raise it ugly head again in the future.

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[ posted by Gary, 26.06.12 17:13 ]

Fantastic to hear and a massive well done of course to Fair Fuel and all it's supporters. However, in all the news reports so far there has been no mention whatsoever of Fair Fuel !! In fact everybody but ! It seems to me that various parties have realised, due to Fair Fuel, that reducing fuel duty is a points winner and are claiming the praise for it !! Even the bloody Sun has been mentioned for their 'campaign' !!

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[ posted by Richard Speakman, 26.06.12 17:25 ]

Well done FairFuel team! Some good news at last that makes all the hard work by FairFuel worthwhile.

Shame some more politically minded people have to harp on about U turning etc - the fact is the government, for all their faults has listened to the people and acted - can we ask more from democracy?

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[ posted by Nicky Smith, 26.06.12 17:29 ]

Congratulations to everyone on this 'temporary' result. Let's hope common sense will prevail in the long run and the increase won't happen at all.

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[ posted by Mark Cooke, 26.06.12 17:44 ]

Delighted that everyone's great work so far has resulted in the chancellor listening at last. Let's not get complacent , though, they've only deferred it, let's press on and get them to scrap the duty rise altogether.

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[ posted by Mark Cooke, 26.06.12 17:44 ]

Delighted that everyone's great work so far has resulted in the chancellor listening at last. Let's not get complacent , though, they've only deferred it, let's press on and get them to scrap the duty rise altogether.

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[ posted by Pam Skinner, 26.06.12 18:09 ]

A small reprieve for us all but much appreciated - well done to everyone who backed the campaign.

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[ posted by Martin Francis, 26.06.12 18:25 ]

Well done everyone who has pussed for this 3p tax to be cancelled. NOw we have to beep going and convince the chancellor that it should not go on in January. Keep up the good work an campaigning.

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[ posted by Carl Heery, 26.06.12 18:37 ]

Whilst the scrapping of the proposed increase is welcome, reducing it would be better. Do these morons who govern us not realise that everything we make,sell or buy has transport costs at each stage and these will inevitably be passed on, unless hauliers,manufacturers and wholesalers want to go bankrupt.

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[ posted by Anthony Ford, 26.06.12 19:04 ]

Hurray it's about time the government saw some sense . This is good news for us all ! Now it's time to preasure the government to reduce the duty to a reasonable amount so fuel is somewhere below £1 per litre . WELL DONE EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS CAMPAIN .

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[ posted by Anthony Ford, 26.06.12 19:05 ]

Hurray it's about time the government saw some sense . This is good news for us all ! Now it's time to preasure the government to reduce the duty to a reasonable amount so fuel is somewhere below £1 per litre . WELL DONE EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS CAMPAIN .

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[ posted by johnbournemouth, 26.06.12 19:36 ]

Don't get too exited about this . Treasury have only allowed the increase to be postponed - it will never be able to keep its hands off fuel - too easy for them to collect this revenue. What we need is a really strong 'Union' to represent drivers- public and commercial - with meaningful boycotts of the pumps for any future increases. We have been ripped off for too long.

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[ posted by alan bailey, 26.06.12 19:37 ]

its about time they did something for the people of this country that put them where they are now, since osborn has had to u turn on almost everything that he tried to foist on to us, is it not time he went he clearly has no grip on reality there must be someone that has more idea, if this is the best we have to offer then this country is finished,

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[ posted by Robin Woodward,June26 2012, 26.06.12 19:57 ]

congratualations to all concerned keep up the good work,sence at last.

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[ posted by Robert Bradley, 26.06.12 20:10 ]

This is a brilliant result for Fair Fuel lets keep up the pressure folks its the only way

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[ posted by sandra morrison, 26.06.12 20:40 ]

Well done to all concerned lets keep the pressure on them from now on.

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[ posted by Ian Barker, 26.06.12 20:59 ]

Badgered the local Tory MP but no support - only political flannel and blame on the cost of oil (obviously afraid of upsetting the party Whips) so mailed the PM directly. Never done that before but getting a result like this makes it all worthwhile. Well done to all who chipped in - goes to show that a big enough voice CAN NOT be ignored. Keep the momentum rolling for the long term fight!

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[ posted by Paul Blake, 26.06.12 21:53 ]

Well done everyone, makes all the effort worthwhile, just shows what a well organised group can achieve, still its only a prtial victory - next up seeing what we can do about January 2013 rise

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[ posted by Sue Brown, 26.06.12 23:40 ]

Well done!!! Quentin and all the team. Let's hope that it stays that way!! If we didnt keep sending money abroad the Goverment would not have to keep doing these back door taxes.
I think that if they rise it in the future ,if everyone boycotted the pumps it would have an impact.
Oil prices have fallen but I can never see it dropping to an avoidable price in the future, they have got us all in a vice.
Keep up the good work it just shows that with support from supporters the Goverment have to listen after all it's our country too !!

Once again well done and Thank you

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[ posted by andy, 27.06.12 06:31 ]

excellent result.......and a bit of coverage in the media, but hey, wha t sort of christmas present is it? time for a cuppa and then we'd best settle down to try and fight the january rise maybe we should all just bombard the pm right from the start, his mp's are generally rubbish 'cos they're all 'yes' men. still, at least the rest of the summer will be a bit easier on the pocket than expected :0)

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[ posted by Mark T, 27.06.12 06:36 ]

Well done to Quentin and your staff for organising this campaign. Isn't it a shame that Osborne is just not big enough to admit that the rise would be a mistake!

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[ posted by BRIAN MORGAN, 02.07.12 14:04 ]

WELL DONE TO ALL IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR FAIR PRICED FUEL.LETS HOPE THE GOVERMENT WILL NOT ONLY DEFERR THE RISE BUT SCRAP IT ALL TOGETHER AND GIVE THE COUNTRY A CHANCE TO GET BACK ON IT,S FEET... TO HAVE LEADERS THAT LISTEN FOR A CHANGE IS QUITE A NOVELTY. CAN WE ASSUME THE SAME LEADERS WILL LISTEN ON THE EU REFERUNDUM,,,,,WE LIVE IN HOPE////

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