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Monday, April 3, 2017
The staggering ignorance towards effective ways to lower emissions by the Government continues to perplex millions of diligent drivers. Their myopic and out of touch dogma that by simply taxing drivers more, will solve the issue is tantamount to pre-kindergarten levels of intellect and stinks of incompetence.

With only 10% of emissions attributed to diesel cars, why should hard-working drivers, families, white van man, small businesses be held responsible for 90% of the issue. It’s clear that Ministers do not have a clue how to lower emissions but want to be seen to be doing something. Even if that something is manifestly and categorically ...

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

 

With Supermarkets, at last, driving down pump prices due to Brent Oil falling by 9% in Sterling since the beginning of February, the Government continues to say that 37m drivers see pump fill up costs reflect oil price changes within 7 weeks. But this claim is in no way reflected in the wholesale and retail data collected in the last 12 months**.

 

Everything about the shadowy world of the vehicle fuel supply chain has a musty repugnant smell about the way it formulates pump prices. In the last 12 months, the fuel supply chain has consciously held back wholesale changes amounting to at least £6billion*. Even ...


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

As oil rises & Sterling weakens Fuel Suppliers opportunistically fleece UK Drivers at the Pumps. The APPG* on Fair Fuel for UK Motorists and Hauliers calls for the introduction of a new independent watchdog to monitor fair pricing and transparency at the pumps. FairFuelUK supporters are incensed by the latest blatant rocket increases in petrol and diesel, that will impact on inflation and growth in the economy. 


FairFuelUK said: 'In the 38 days Brexit to the 1st of August wholesale fuel prices fell 5%, oil dropped 10% yet pump prices hardly moved. But in the 11 days ...


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Only 1 in 100 UK drivers believe that adding a pollution tax to diesel will improve the environment. With 4 out of 5 diesel drivers saying they have no choice but to drive the same mileage even with a speculative green tax added to their fuel bill. 98% of drivers believe such a tax hike would cost jobs, increase inflation and purely just raise extra cash for the Treasury. See full survey results below.

 

CLICK HERE to convince your own MP to ask the Chancellor for a fairer tax deal for UK drivers.

 

In today’s press and TV news, diesel is now being ...


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Do you remember before the EU Referendum, Goldman Sachs via the AA, both saying that pump prices would rocket by 18 pence per litre? A plethora of highly paid PR Execs in motoring organisations jumped on project fear’s doom wagon to say the same.  See the published article here. 


We at FairFuelUK (that’s Quentin Willson and myself) said then, and have been proven right that this would never happen.  


BUT it's clear since June 24th that someone in the fuel supply chain is undeniably exploiting, even colluding against UK drivers and not passing on the published sterling falls in wholesale costs. See the graph of pump prices ...


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Monday, August 1, 2016
Supermarkets will at last cut pump prices by 2p per litre. Asda’s new national price cap will bring diesel down to 106.7ppl and unleaded down to 105.7ppl at all its 272 petrol stations. 

But there is is still no sign of most of the fuel supply chain passing on the recent reduced oil prices and published wholesale falls to UK motorists. Since the EU Referendum FairFuelUK estimates that over £400m has been held back by unprincipled fuel suppliers out of consumer spending and the consequential benefit to the economy. There is also huge variation across Supermarkets such as Sainsburys as shown below:

  • SAINSBURYS TUNBRIDGE WELLS = 110.9
  • SAINSBURYS ...

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Monday, July 18, 2016

We were told that petrol prices would soar if the UK voted to leave the EU. Concerned 'experts' cited the combined threats of currency shifts, rises in the price of oil and a general economic Armageddon. But oil and fuel wholesale costs have actually fallen since the 23rd of June by 3 to 4 ppl. Prices at the pump should therefore be lower by 3p but they're not - and the only reason we at FairFuelUK can find to justify this is speculation driven by a cloak of supposed market uncertainty.


Petrol particularly is being held at artificially high levels given that the wholesale price has fallen ...


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Thursday, April 28, 2016
FairFuelUK's Quentin Willson on the Jon Gaunt Show on talk2me radio
talking about diesel emmissions, pump prices and scrappage
 






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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Daily Telegraph's Emily Gosden's article Click here

Ministers reject diesel scrappage scheme 
as 'ineffective and expensive'
Calls for a diesel scrappage scheme have mounted in the wake of the emissions scandal   

27 APRIL 2016 • 9:34PM

Ministers have rejected mounting calls for a diesel car scrappage scheme to help tackle air pollution, claiming it would be ineffective and prohibitively expensive.

MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) select committee on Wednesday joined the ranks of influential groups urging the Government to offer cash incentives to drivers of old, polluting diesel cars to trade them in and buy low emissions vehicles.

But a Government spokesman told the Telegraph it had no plans for a car scrappage scheme.

"A national scrappage scheme cannot guarantee reductions ...


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The FairFuelUK Campaign and its 1.3m supporters welcomes The Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (Efra) calling for a diesel engine scrappage scheme but are concerned their latest call for five cities - Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton – to have extra powers to charge polluting vehicles to enter new clean air zones may give free license for local authorities to have a 'green' excuse to fleece money from already highly taxed drivers to fill the authorities' financial black holes.

 

Quentin Willson, TV motoring journalist, broadcaster and lead campaigner for FairFuelUK said:While we definitely need to improve air quality ...


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