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Friday, March 31, 2017

When asked by Petroleum Review to contribute a pump prices missive to this August trade magazine, I was equally flattered and surprised. Turkeys voting for Christmas came to mind. FairFuelUK’s remit since 2011 has been to ensure a fair deal for 37m drivers at the pumps. But then I paused, and recognised that having the chance to air issues impacting on the readership’s customers, shows professional recognition and a willingness to listen.


When this article is published however, the Chancellor will have already given the last Budget to be posted in Spring. FairFuelUK on behalf of its 1.4m supporters will have called upon the ...


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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, November 30, 2016

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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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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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
In the last month as the Brent oil price in Sterling has fallen 9.5% or £3.67 per barrel, wholesale diesel fell only 1.8% with petrol, in complete contrast, rising bewilderingly by 1.6%. We are reliably told that the average independent garage should reflect oil and wholesale price changes in just 7 days. True to type, in reality this continues not to be the case. With such significant falls in oil seen since 18th August, pump prices for diesel have instead been hiked by 1.89p and petrol by 1.71p per litre.
 
Data supplied from RAC Foundation ...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
If you’re concerned that the concept of road safety has lost its way, here are some facts: 

  1. In 2015 a single speed camera in east London photographed 17,110 drivers. 
  2. Since 2013 the number of average speed cameras has doubled and the UK now has the greatest number in the world. 
  3. In 2015 1.2 million drivers were sent on speed awareness courses – twice the number in 2010. 
  4. Since 2010 the number of police traffic patrols has declined by one third. 
  5. In 2015 there were 8,000 people still driving with 12 points on their licences. 
  6. Between 2010 and 2015 convictions from speed cameras have risen by 43%.

Campaigners claim that road safety is ...

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