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

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

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

Our rookie Chancellor has listened to common sense and frozen Fuel Duty for an unparalleled 10th consecutive Budget since George Osborne’s instinctive one penny cut in 2011. Rishi is hailed with a huge sigh of relief, by our 1.7m supporters, motorists, motorcyclists, van drivers and the commercial heartbeat of our economy, hauliers. His decision has been pressured by the ‘keep duty frozen’ letters, orchestrated by the indefatigable Robert Halfon MP and Esther McVey MP signed in total by 53 backbench Tory MPs. Our research showed that 2 out of 3 Tory voters in the red wall seats would take backRead Whole Article

With Budget 2020 upon us on March 11, it’s clear the Fledgling Chancellor has his hands full with the financial hit caused by Corona Virus and the macho oil supply spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia. He has to be cognisant that this week’s oil price crash is not benefitting drivers as yet. On the day oil fell 35% since March 3, and wholesale fuel prices dropped by 7 to 8 pence bizarrely average pump prices went up between 0.4p and 0.9p per litre. An even more shockingly, when oil was at this sterling level in March 2016, pump prices wereRead Whole Article

NEARLY half of Tory-voting motorists said they would ditch the party at the next election if the Chancellor hikes fuel duty in his Budget 2020. A survey by the FairFuelUK campaign between 2nd – 5th March 2020 (summary below) found only a quarter of motorists who backed the Tories in December would do so again if Rishi Sunak ends the decade-long fuel duty freeze. And three in ten motorists who backed the Tories at the election said they would “reluctantly” vote for the party again if fuel duty is hiked. Some 86 per cent of the 5,700 respondents to theRead Whole Article

The world’s highest taxed, most demonised drivers continue to get exploited by greedy unchecked fuel supply chain. Wholesale falls are held back by selfish businesses. The chronic trend goes unmonitored by the Government. Time for the Government to introduce PumpWatch. Wholesale diesel since 30/12/19 down 7% yet pump prices down just 2% (Retail profit up 59%) Wholesale petrol since 30/12/19 down 4% yet pump prices down just 1% (Retail profit up 25%) Oil in £ since 30/12/19 down 14% In the last 8 weeks £334m of wholesale falls have not been passed onto drivers. That’s nearly £6m per day. Retailer profitRead Whole Article

In a Survey of on-line FairFuelUK Supporters between 21-25 Feb, small businesses, self employed drivers, pensioners and the employed explained how a Fuel Duty Hike will impact on them “The crass annual fuel duty turmoil could be halted for good. Any levy hike on the world’s highest taxed drivers, impacts brutally on small businesses with no choice to push Boris’s tax grab treachery onto their customers. Pensioners too, say they will see less of their families whilst having to cut back on keeping warm. The narrow-minded Treasury knows full well, lower fuel tax generates jobs, reduces inflation, adds more GDPRead Whole Article