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

Firstly, on behalf of Quentin and myself, we hope you are keeping healthy and safe. In this stressful time for every one of us, it is right we thank and applaud our NHS workers. They are indeed, truly risking their own health every day to make sure the rest of us are safe and recover from this hideous virus. But there is a group of indispensable workers who are being taken too much for granted. And sadly, many of these businesses will go under during and beyond this crisis, unless the Government helps them to survive. That is why weRead 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