FairFuelUK's reaction to Prime Minister’s Comments on Fuel Duty - Daily Telegraph Front page April 23rd 2013
David Cameron’s promise to ‘keep
going’ suspending further fuel duty rises marks a historic victory for the
(See Daily Telegraph Article: Right).
After successfully pressurising the Government to block 13 pence worth of duty rises since March 2011, FairFuelUK welcomes this contribution to the debate by the Prime Minister who now seems to agree that even despite these duty rise cancellations ‘the price at the pump is still very high’.
FairFuelUK’s mobilisation of mass public opinion, intense lobbying of MPs, numerous meetings with Ministers and Treasury officials plus their ground-breaking economic research has changed the Government’s attitude to fuel duty in the UK and brought a clearer understanding of the economic and social damage of rising transport costs.
Quentin Willson, FairFuelUK campaigner, said: ‘Such a clear statement from the Prime Minister on the seriousness of Fuel Duty to the UK economy shows that our campaign has reached inside Number 10. The prospect of no further fuel duty rises until 2015 would be a very solid victory for public protest. It looks like our campaign is working and we will be pressing for conformation of the Government’s position’.
FairFuelUK is also in discussion with the Government to increase the incentives for buyers of fuel efficient and electric cars and also welcomes the Prime Minister’s plans to stimulate demand with lower prices. Oil price rises aren’t going to go away so promoting ‘ultra-frugal’ and electric cars is vital to our economic future and the creation of jobs.
Peter Carroll, FairFuelUK’s founder, says: ‘The Government has done much to control rising fuel prices, but there’s still much more to be done. Cancelling Labour’s string of fuel duty ‘time bombs’ has been great progress