FairFuelUK commissioned (with the Road Haulage Association) the Independent Economic Think Tank, CEBR to ascertain what the Fuel Duty Freeze since the beginning of 2011 has done for the economy. Their summary is shown here: 1. Had the freeze not occurred, the fuel duty escalator’s impact on CPI would have reached 6.7%. It is now 1.6%!  2. Had the fuel duty escalator continued as planned from 2011 onwards, fuel duty today would be 83.33p per litre rather than 57.95p per litre, 43.8% higher.  3. The CEBR estimates that this would translate in overall fuel prices being 24.0% higher, circa £1.70 to £1.80 perRead Whole Article

In 2018 and repeated in 2019, the award-winning Public Affairs Campaign Group, FairFuelUK conducted the biggest survey in the recent history of transport. 71,098 responded. And what the drivers said is an aide-mémoire for the Government.  90% regard their vehicle as critical to their daily lives with 67% saying they have categorically no choice but to use it every day. Those on significantly below average incomes, less than £20,000, say they have no choice but to spend up to a quarter of their hard-earned cash on petrol and diesel. The emphasis here is ‘we have no choice!’  The persistent demonisationRead Whole Article