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

IS THE decision to reduce net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050 one of extraordinary ambition or extreme foolhardiness? What we know for certain is that it isn’t an example of ‘evidence-based policymaking’. The Government and Parliament have given little thought to how it might be achieved, and how much it might cost. It is beyond belief that Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and indeed most Tory MPs are yet to realise that such costs are not going to go down well with voters. These large sums may sound theoretical, but they would impose a brutal form of green austerity uponRead Whole Article

The RHA is calling for a new national decarbonisation of freight “Road Map” to be developed by the UK Government. We believe such a road map is essential to support the decisions of businesses, authorities and people to get the best decarbonisation outcomes, while ensuring the economy and jobs are supported. The road map needs to create a level of certainty for freight sectors to make the required investments in low carbon/no carbon solutions. This is vital for a sector where decarbonisation, especially for large road vehicles, is particularly difficult. We believe that market-driven solutions are best-placed to achieve freightRead Whole Article

And let it not go unnoticed, other successful economies do not tax the motorist so heavily. Germany is 14th in the EU for taxing petrol drivers and 18th for diesel users, that’s over 10% lower than the UK. Spain is 23rd for both fuels and 12% lower than the UK. Virtually all countries tax diesel less than petrol too. So, any virtue signalling green tax hike on diesel does not hold water. EU countries see clean Euro 6 diesel as the commercial heartbeat of their economies and so tax it less. The UK should do the same, especially as weRead Whole Article

As we approach the first Budget from an unfettered Conservative Government, will Rishi Sunak be bullied to add to its 5th largest revenue stream? Rumours abound, that number 11’s £40bn+ cash cow may be engorged with an unanticipated and completely unwarranted 2p fuel duty hike. Boris Johnson’s pre-election promise to the Sun and FairFuelUK, that Fuel Duty will not be raised looks to have been scuppered by the unelected Dominic Cummings. A spectre that unpredictably grows darker each day over Boris’s promising sovereignty. When Quentin Willson and myself interviewed Boris Johnson in 2016 at his Vote Leave HQ, our currentRead Whole Article

Quentin Willson, Motoring Journalist, Broadcaster and Co-Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign said: ‘Why are we spending £100bn on a 250 mph railway when our roads are congested, pock-marked ruins? To really lower carbon emissions spend the money on free-flowing roads, off shore wind, solar and EV charging hubs. There will be no electric revolution if we don’t have roads to travel on.’ Howard Cox, Co-Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign said: ‘Today Cabinet Politicians have ignored economic reality and decided to screw motorists, van drivers and truckers, the very commercial heartbeat of UK PLC. It’s staring everyone in the face, freeingRead Whole Article