Fuel Duty Response to the Budget with supporting comments from 5 Conservative MPs and the Deputy Chair of the Cebr.

Former Transport and Cabinet Minister, Chris Grayling says, “We must remain on the side of the motorist.”

Howard Cox, Founder of FairFuelUK, Secretary for the APPG for Fair Fuel: “It would be churlish, not to thank the Chancellor and the Prime Minister for maintaining the freeze in Fuel Duty for a 10th successive year. It has been a tortuous campaigning journey convincing the Treasury year after year that this fiscal policy has positively benefitted the economy. (Click Here for the Truth).”

“Motorists, van drivers and truckers across the UK will be pleased at this protracted decision from the Chancellor. They will hope this is just the start of more pro motoring policies, which have been sadly lacking in this Parliament. The cost of navigating our roads still remains the highest in the world and drivers continue to be demonised for all environmental ills by mis-informed politicians, but continuing the cap on duty will be warmly welcomed.”

“Now is the time for Ministers; Grant Shapps, Rishi Sunak and George Eustice to consult with UK’s 37m drivers through FairFuelUK regarding the future of road transport taxation and vehicle fuel policy. They must start seeing motorists as part of the solution and to stop making policy based on huge and biased lobbying pressure from the very well financed environmental lobby, that uses emotion not science to push their ill-informed green political agenda.”

Rob Halfon MP, Harlow, Chair of the Education Select Committee, former Chair of the APPG for Fair Fuel: “A big thank you to Howard Cox at FairFuelUK, with added pressure from many Conservative MPs and me for over ten years. The freeze shows that the Government is putting its money where its motor mouth is, that cutting the cost of living isn’t just a slogan but a meaningful pledge from Boris. Millions of motorists will breathe a big sigh of relief as the Chancellor has recognised their plight. Well done Rishi and Boris.”

Chris Grayling MP, Epsom and Ewell, Former Transport and Cabinet Minister: “Most people depend on their cars to get to work and for their daily lives. Right now, with so many families under financial pressure, this would have been totally the wrong moment to push up their cost of living. We must remain on the side of the motorist.”

Craig Mackinlay MP, South Thanet, Chair of the APPG for Fair Fuel: “The continued freeze on fuel duty is absolutely the right decision and one that will be welcomed by hard-pressed motorists and hauliers up and down the country. The electorate resoundingly rejects the green lobby’s unpopular policies at repeated elections. The Chancellor is quite right to dismiss their call for an increase in fuel duty too.”

Julian Knight MP, Solihull, Chair of the Culture Select Committee, former Chair of the APPG for Fair Fuel: “I’m pleased given the war on motorists most left wing luvvies want us to declare, that the Chancellor has decided to bolster Britain by retaining the fuel duty freeze, now we need better roads, an end to punishing congestion charges, and an honest debate on the merits of cars and lorries.”

Jason McCartney MP, Colne Valley: “As a former Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Fair Fuel, I’d really like to say a huge thank you to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak for freezing fuel duty for a tenth year in a row. This will really help families with the cost of living in my part of Yorkshire where using a car to get to work, do some essential shopping or taking the kids to back to school is a necessity not a luxury.”

Douglas McWilliams, Deputy Chair of Cebr: “The chancellor is to be congratulated on freezing fuel duty. Compared with the 2p rise widely predicted, this will add a £600 million GDP boost to the post Covid recovery.”

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  1. We are still the highest taxed motorists in the world, so this horrible tax needs to come down then we can really rejoice. Now that we have left the EU bring down this tax so our hauliers can really compete.

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