Even though The Chancellor’s Spending Review is unlikely to cover tax changes (or so we think), FairFuelUK has been reliably told by Treasury sources that, UK’s drivers will be taking the significant burden to pay the Nation’s way out of the Covid economic crisis. In layman’s speak, Rishi Sunak is paving the way to hit drivers hard in the next Budget! The world’s highest taxed motorists remain an easy target!  Telling leaks have been pouring out of No 11 in recent weeks, climaxing in a draconian triple whammy: Bringing forward new diesel and petrol bans to 2030 Wanting a roadRead Whole Article

..businesses and residents rightly up in arms about madcap ‘trial’ closures under the so-called ‘Emergency Active Travel Scheme’. craig mackinlay mp for south thanet “My latest email inbox filler is from businesses and residents rightly up in arms about madcap ‘trial’ closures under the so-called ‘Emergency Active Travel Scheme’.  These schemes, which have sprung up across the country, have been implemented without consultation and, it would seem, without an ounce of common sense as to how these daft schemes will impact trade, the normal lives of local people or traffic flows. FairFuelUK are absolutely right to highlight local council failingsRead Whole Article

The optimism resulting from Michael Gove’s swift response to the RHA chief executive’s urgent request for a round table meeting to discuss government’s preparedness for transition was at best misplaced. Commenting, Richard Burnett said: “As we understood it the intention was for a small meeting with the key players to discuss just how government intends to implement the many processes and procedures needed to ensure that border crossings are as seamless and as pain-free as possible. That was not the case. The meeting comprised a wide range of stakeholders, all of whom have their own concerns and agendas. “With onlyRead Whole Article

Extract: from the Daily Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/05/grant-shapps-tells-councils-stop-abusing-250m-fund-meant-green/ Grant Shapps has told councils to stop abusing the £250 million fund meant for a green transport revolution by installing pointless one-way systems and barriers that offer “no benefit to anyone”. Writing in The Telegraph, the Secretary of State for Transport says he will personally intervene to scrap the worst examples where local authorities have ruined high streets and residential roads in an attempt to build cycle lanes and promote social distancing for pedestrians. His comments come after a series of petitions attracted thousands of signatures from people across the country who fear councils are pandering to theRead Whole Article

Before every Budget, the Treasury leaks the prospect of a hike in fuel duty, and well-paid experts debate its merits. It is never easy to alter the Treasury’s innate instinct to put up taxes, but common sense has prevailed due to years of objective campaigning and lobbying backbench MPs hard. As the Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff once reported, ‘it’s been one of the most successful lobbying campaigns in modern political history, successfully diverting billions from the treasury with barely a squeak.’  This time, the stage is different. It will be extremely hard for us at FairFuelUK to convince a nation crippledRead Whole Article

FairFuelUK, backed by the RHA and Logistics UK (FTA) will fight tooth and nail against the rumoured plans to raise fuel duty on already, one of the highest taxed group of drivers in the world. (See European fuel tax table below) Robert Halfon MP, talking directly to Rishi Sunak, said “Don’t let the taxpayer millions that funded half-price meals in August, be partly paid for, using an unnecessary hike in fuel duty. Such a needless rise in this levy will impact badly on the cost of living for families, increase inflation, hit businesses and jobs hard. It will even swellRead Whole Article

Howard Cox wrote in the Daily Express, Aug 4 2020 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, remains hell-bent on driving a political and social wedge between cyclists and drivers. He’s plotting a dangerous strategy against drivers with his recent colossal and unnecessary Congestion Charge hike, the further extension of his cash grabbing pay-to-pollute emission zone ­– and by fast-tracking the construction of free-to-use dedicated cycle lanes. The London Mayor knows there are votes in Lycra, fittingly borne out in the latest FairFuelUK survey of 25,000 road users, in which the contrast could not be starker. Some 87 per cent of dedicatedRead Whole Article

FairFuelUK and its 1.7m supporters, wants to help achieve cleaner and cleaner air but not through threatening vehicle sales bans. No, through serious consultation with representatives of the majority who will feel the economic impact the most. There are practical proven solutions to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, its time we used them.

FairFuelUK (FFUK) and the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) are seeking to legally challenge Sadiq Khan over London’s Congestion Charge re-introduction at 31% higher than before. The two campaign groups have teamed up to take on the might of TfL and the Mayor of London on the following issues related to the C-Charge. FFUK and ABD have through their Lawyers at Black Antelope delivered a LETTER BEFORE CLAIM / PRE-ACTION PROTOCOL FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW to Greater London Authority and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.   This is a Pre-Action Protocol Letter against the decision of the Mayor of London, SadiqRead Whole Article

Here’s how can tell them! Please take part in the Drivers Ultimate Survey July 2020 Please take part in probably the most important Road User’s Survey ever carried out, in this volatile world of polarised opinion, health scares and anti driver media reporting. A survey that you’d thought the RAC or the AA should issue.  Any coverage in the media on motoring and driving issues has fallen almost to zero, except when drivers are designated the demons in the plethora of environmental stories. It seems only the not for profit motoring groups, the ABD and FairFuelUK are willing to putRead Whole Article