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