Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One of our key Campaign Backers, the Road Haulage Association, has highlighted the impact that a 3p per litre cut in fuel duty will have on haulage operators.


Geoff Dunning, RHA Chief Executive said;  "UK road transport operators are the people who actually keep the wheels of the economy moving. To them, diesel fuel represents the life blood without which, they are unable to function. Yet for many hauliers, high levels of fuel duty mean that diesel is fast becoming a luxury item”.

 

According to an RHA-funded report from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, a fuel duty cut of 3ppl, would:

  • ·Create 70,000 jobs
  • ·Boost the economy by 0.2% - essential at a time when financial growth is so critical
  • ·Reduce the fiscal position by £1800M


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[ posted by Lloyd Anstice, 20.03.13 09:16 ]

ITS NOT WORKING.....THE FUEL PRICE KEEPS GOING UP, PEOPLE ARE GETTING DEEPER IN DEBT AND HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME TO PUT BACK INTO THE ECONOMY......10 HOURS ON MINIMUM PAY JUST TO FILL A SMALL CAR UP TO GO TO WORK AND THEN START ALL OVER AGAIN.
WHEN NICK CLEGG DOESNT KNOW HOW MUCH A LITRE OF FUEL COSTS, THEN WHAT HOPE HAVE THE REST OF US GOT

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[ posted by Dave Hugill, 26.03.13 15:10 ]

I see this from both a personal and business point of view because I work in the road haulage industry for an independent haulier running approximately 20 LGV's within the UK mainland.

Obviously everyone is feeling the squeeze in the economy and personal finances are tight, however far more important is the survival of our transport infrastructure. Each week we calculate the EXTRA surcharge we HAVE to charge our customers just to remain viable as a business the fuel levels of recent week have been our highest for over 2 years, we negotiate hard with our suppliers EVERY week to minimise this cost for our customers, while other companies compete for that business, its a VERY fine line between losing money on work and keeping the work in the first place.

Fuel duty is our biggest overhead, its not rocket science...... its transport...... reduced fuel duty = profitable business = expansion = jobs = reinvestment = healthy transport sector

Don't = watching our sector decline = watching european hauliers take over the work = increased safety and compliance issues on our highways = a massive drop in duty paid to HM Treasury

Our government, our ministers, our MP's really should and I believe DO know better, it is far past time that they forgot party politics and their various personal agendas and joined those supporting this campaign, whatever you politics our national economy relies on the road haulage industry to transport the goods and services that keep our society going.

Just take a moment to think if you can think of a product that you purchase that didn't travel at least part of its journey into your posession on a truck...... Putting this industry at risk of collapse is in my view against our national interest.

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