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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Howard Cox and I listened to the Chancellor hoping a new man at the helm would be cause for optimism for drivers and the economy.

 

This wasn’t a driver-friendly Autumn Statement. Car insurance tax went up, £1b on roads is an eightieth of what we’re about to spend on HS2, there was no significant increase in buyers incentives for low emission and electric cars no mention of plans for an electric wireless charging superhighway and only £27m on a road to join Oxford and Cambridge.  £220m on easing congestion pinch points might sound a lot but in reality it’s just a tiny raindrop echoing in a ...


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Autumn Statement: The longest Tax Freeze in history Must be Turned into a Cut

Pre-Autumn Statement releases and announcement rumours of a continuing freeze in fuel duty till April 2018 show that the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his first ‘Mini-Budget’ is undeniably listening to FairFuelUK’s overwhelming economic evidence that lower prices at the pumps are hugely beneficial to the economy.

However, following the Autumn Statement UK petrol drivers will remain the 5th most fuel taxed in the world with diesel drivers being punished more than all other countries in 1st position. (See Table) UK drivers will still pay £33bn in fuel taxes ...


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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Help us to stop the opportunistic profiteering at the pumps and rip off of 37m drivers by signing the Government ePetition for PumpWatch at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/170006
 
Conservative MPs lead by Chair of the APPG on Fair Fuel, Charlie Elphicke MP, plus SNP's Angus MacNeil MP and Labour's Rob Flello MP handed in a petition to the Treasury on Tuesday 15th November calling for a cut in Fuel Duty in the Autumn Statement together with a demand for a new pump pricing monitoring watchdog called PumpWatch. The PumpWatch Petition with 23,000 signatures collected in just a week was handed into the Treasury by Charlie Elphicke and FairFuelUK Campaigners Quentin ...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Please complete this quick survey about what road changes you want to see where you live.
  • Do you want a by-pass, an extra carriageway, a new road, a cycle lane or simply repairs to potholes?
  • What frustrates you about the roads or lack of roads where you reside?
  • Westminster MPs want to know what you want for a more efficient and safer roads infrastructure.
You will be aware that HS2 is to go ahead at a cost of £55bn. FairFuelUK is not here to judge the merits or disadvantages of this rail project to our lives or economy. However, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fair Fuel for Motorists and ...

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