Reacting to news that September's Fuel Duty Rise is Cancelled FairFuelUK spokesman Quentin Willson said:
This is welcome news for families and businesses across the UK as far as it goes. It is a sign that the Government is listening, but there will be widespread disappointment that the cancellation of this duty rise gives them no immediate relief from climbing fuel prices. Cancelling a rise that really shouldn't happen is not enough. The Government needs to cut duty substantially to get the economic growth we all need.
The good news is that our Campaign has helped prevent 13 pence of Fuel Duty Rises in the last 2 years. That's £6.5 Billion of tax we have not paid. The Cancelled Tax rise planned for this September means £1 Billion of Duty savings and don't forget there's VAT on top. The FTA a major backer of FairFuelUK has worked out that this cancellation will save over £200m to commercial vehicles. What would have happened to inflation and prices if this Fuel Duty increase had been implemented?
We will continue to fight for Fuel Duty Cuts. We know the Government accepts our arguments for growth as a result of a Fuel Duty Cut, but they seem nervous to make this happen. We will continue on your behalves to make them be bolder and to take the sensible decisions.