FairFuelUK
has so far fought off £30bn in TAX hikes

The FairFuelUK Campaign fights for lower fuel prices at the pumps

and is backed by these prestigious organisations
Freight Transport AssociationFounding Backer
The Road Haulage AssociationFounding Backer
The Association of Pallet Networks
UKLPG - The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK
The RAC
FairFuelUK, the Nationally Recognised Award Winning Campaign fighting for lower petrol & diesel prices, is widely accredited with stopping £30 billion of road user taxes being levied on businesses & public in this Parliament

Quentin WillsonQuentin Willson is one of Britain’s best-known motoring authorities and is lead campaigner for FairFuelUK. He spent over a decade presenting BBC's Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and was largely responsible for bringing the once scandalously high prices of new cars in the UK down to the same level as the rest of Europe.



3 MPG: The Heavy Transport Association is celebrating 30 years in Business. They have produced a brilliant publication of what their industry is all about. They have included on Page 128 a history of FairFuelUK. Take a look here
Monday, December 15, 2014



The Sun 15th Dec 2014

 

The Sun reports on FairFuelUK's Latest Supporters Poll

 

"Our supporters clearly demonstrate what we have empirically proven to the Treasury, that lower fuel prices mean more disposable income for consumers and businesses to put back into the economy. But in order to maintain this stability the Government must initiate a public enquiry in how prices are set at the pumps. The economy cannot be continually affected by speculative profiteering and the punitive highest duty levels in Europe. It’s time for a common sense approach to fuel pricing to give some confidence to 32m voting tax paying road users. ”  Howard Cox, Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign

 

"With the price of oil down by nearly 50% and only a derisory 10% being reflected at the pumps, this has become a dysfunctional market. Nobody understands why consumers are being fleeced every time they fill up. Everybody is blaming everybody else, that’s why FairFuelUK is calling for a root and branch enquiry into oil and fuel markets now.” Quentin Willson FairFuelUK Lead Campaigner 


Here are summary results from FairFuelUK's Poll that took place between 10th -13th December 2014. There were 16,119 respondents in just 60 hours on-line:


  • There is no concrete consensus as to who is to blame for oil price falls not being passed on at the pumps.
  • The main targets of blame however are Oil Companies followed by Oil speculators.
  • Supermarkets seem not to be blamed – Outside of the massive tax take by HMT it’s the oil supply chain that gets the major blame
  • But this is why we have to have a full public enquiry as supported by Priti Patel to find out who really is profiteering from not passing on the correct prices to the pumps
  • All believe that prices should be lower than they are now. They estimate prices should be on average for petrol £1.07 and diesel £1.12
  • Interestingly women are the ones believe that they should be a lot lower at petrol £1.03 and diesel £1.06
  • Savings made by poll respondents at the pumps are not being used on luxuries but on essentials, paying off debt and even being put into savings
  • Nearly 3 in 10 are using the savings they’ve made on purchasing food
  • Over 98% want to see a 3p duty cut
  • And 6 in 10believe no Political Party is in tune with the impact of high prices on normal lives.
  • Of the remainder UKIP tops followed by the Tories with the Greens even beating the Lib Dems
  • 97% of those in full-time employment use their car to get to work
  • Nearly 60% use their car everyday
  • 63% say their car is vital to their lives
  • 2 in 5 need their car for hospital visits
  • 4 in 3 say public transport is poor in their location
  • Even after the recent falls in prices at the pumps 79% say prices are still too high
For Full Details of the Poll results go to http://www.fairfueluk.com/fairfuelukpollDecember2014.pdf 


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014



Quentin Willson FairFuelUK PollDear FairFuelUK Supporter

A National Newspaper has teamed up with FairFuelUK to find out why falling oil prices have not been fairly reflected at the pumps each time we fill up. Oil Prices are plummeting to levels not seen since 2009, when pump prices were for petrol 99p and diesel 103p per litre. SO, who is to blame for not passing on a 42% fall in crude oil prices since the Summer? We want to have your thoughts.

Please take part in this quick poll to let us know what you think about current prices and price movements at the pumps. The results will be collated and published in a national newspaper for politicians all to see in our repeated call for that full public enquiry into forecourt pricing. It's time for action and you can help us get it.

Thanks as ever. Without your help we'd be paying considerably more.

Quentin Willson and Howard Cox
Founders of the FairFuelUK Campaign

To take part in the quick and easy poll go to this link
Some of you may need to copy this link http://www.fairfueluk.com/fairfuelukpricingpoll.html into your browser as clicking on it, may not work.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014



UK Motorists are being fleeced on average by approximately £5 each and every time they fill up their vehicles. We estimate that’s the amount not being passed on at the pumps to consumers following the biggest and most sustained period of falls in Oil Prices in recent memory.

Lead campaigner for FairFuelUK, TV broadcaster and motoring journalist Quentin Willson said: ‘Brent crude has fallen $49 since June and shocked the global economy. So why don't pump prices reflect what is the lowest oil wholesale price for five years? Something is deeply wrong in the road fuel market and we need an investigation into why these historic low prices aren’t being passed on to the consumer. We’ll be writing to Priti Patel, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, again to demand an enquiry.’

Howard Cox, founder of the highly successful FairFuelUK Campaign said: 'Our 1m campaign supporters just don't get it. Pump prices should now be at least 8p lower, maybe more! Who the hell is profiteering by not passing these massive drops in oil prices? Priti Patel, Treasury Secretary, wrote to FairFuelUK saying she wants to see strong action in support of our Campaign's call for a full and transparent pump prices enquiry. It's now time for the Treasury to deliver on that shared desire. The average motorist is being fleeced to the tune of about £5 every time they fill up, and even more galling the Government’s tax take is getting closer to 70% each time the price of oil falls .'

With millions of consumers angered, FairFuelUK is calling on the Government yet again to re-visit the issues of oil price manipulation and forecourt pricing and use the Competition and Markets Authority to set up an "OffPump” type enquiry to find out who is actually profiteering from holding back on dropping fuel prices.
 

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014



Christine Legarde - Head of the IMF - Photo Daily TelegraphIn 2012 The FairFuelUK Campaign were the first to show empirically that lower pump prices will increase GDP, create jobs and lower inflation. In April 2014 The Treasury, after seeing FairFuelUK’s evidence and following the Chancellor’s 1p cut and duty freeze in this Parliament, said "these reductions in duty will increase GDP by between 0.3 and 0.5 per cent in the long-term. The modelling shows increased profits, wages and consumption, all add to higher tax revenues.

Now the IMF say "The plunge in oil prices since June may hurt some crude exporters but is overall a good thing for the world economy”, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Monday. "There will be winners and losers, but on a net basis it's good news for the global economy," she said in Washington. (Photo source: Daily Telegraph)

FairFuelUK were the first to prove and campaign that lower pump prices are indeed good for the UK Economy. It is hugely sad that many influential media experts and politicos continue to ignore the 1m supporters of the FairFuelUK Campaign, its founding backers the RHA and FTA plus later Campaign backers the RAC, UKLPG and the APN, that FairFuelUK has been proven to be right since its founding in January 2011.

FairFuelUK’s founders TV Motoring Journalist and Howard Cox call on Mr Osborne in the Autumn Statement to do 4 actions:

 
1. FairFuelUK wants assurance for its supporters that a potential duty increase option available to the Chancellor, now oil is below $75 a barrel, will not be taken up.
2. With consumers rightly cross and confused, FairFuelUK and its one million supporters want the Government to re-visit the issues of oil price manipulation and forecourt pricing and use the Competition and Markets Authority to set up an "OffPump” type enquiry to bring transparency and clarity to this opaque market.
3. FairFuelUK repeats its main campaigning call to Mr Osborne for his support of a 3p cut in duty in the Autumn Statement and/or March Budget, following its economic evidence that cutting duty is good for new jobs, increasing GDP and lowering inflation. FairFuelUK's evidence has even been endorsed by the Treasury and now supported by the IMF.
4. Will Mr Osborne please support FairFuelUK's call for fuel pump receipts to clearly show ALL the taxes involved when filling up, not just the VAT component.

Quentin Willson said: "It’s time to recognise FairFuelUK’s widely accepted and respected evidence in deeds, and cut duty by 3p to accelerate growth in the economy.”

Howard Cox founder of FairFuelUK said: "Most of the TV and Radio National News Reporters ignore the needs of 32m motorists and FairFuelUK’s politically respected campaigning on their behalves. It would be welcome that they show support or at least acknowledgement for 80% of their viewers who say their cars and vans are essential to their lives - yet 30% still can’t afford to drive where they need to. So BBC, SKY and ITV, please report what FairFuelUK has been giving to you on a plate for the last 5 years and is now acknowledged by the Government and the IMF. Lower oil and fuel prices are good for the global economies!”


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Friday, November 28, 2014



The recent massive fall in the price of oil continues not to be reflected at the pumps. FairFuelUK is repeating its call for a full pricing enquiry into why prices are not being passed onto consumers every time they fill up their vehicles.


Following a meeting with FairFuelUK, Priti Patel the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury sent a letter to the award winning Campaigning Team, saying she wants "to see strong action in this area” regarding an oil and forecourt pricing enquiry being carried out by the independent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).


Yesterday the price of Crude Oil fell to below $72 a barrel. The cost of oil is now below George Osborne’s tax increasing trigger level of $75, meaning with the current price of oil he could put up duty by inflation plus 1p per litre to compensate for lower North Sea Oil Tax revenues.


FairFuelUK is asking the Chancellor and the Treasury these key questions in the lead up to next week’s Autumn Statement:​


1. FairFuelUK wants assurance for its supporters that a potential duty increase option, available to the Chancellor now oil has fallen below $75 to $72 a barrel, will not be taken up.


2. With consumers rightly cross and confused, FairFuelUK and its one million supporters want the Government to re-visit the issues of oil price manipulation and forecourt pricing and use the Competition and Markets Authority to set up an "OffPump” type enquiry to bring transparency and clarity to this opaque market.


3. FairFuelUK repeats its main campaigning call to Mr Osborne for his support of a 3p cut in duty in the Autumn Statement and/or March Budget, following its economic evidence that cutting duty is good for new jobs, increasing GDP and lowering inflation. FairFuelUK's evidence has even been recognised by the Treasury.


4. Will Mr Osborne please support FairFuelUK's call for fuel pump receipts to clearly show ALL the taxes involved when filling up, not just the VAT component.

 

Quentin Willson, lead campaigner for FairFuelUK said: 'Oil has fallen 40% since June. The dollar has risen 9% yet pump prices have only fallen 6%. These numbers don't add up. We need faster falls at forecourts and definitely no hike in fuel duty from the Government. Who is manipulating prices at the pumps for profit and the expense of consumers? The Treasury has to act now!”

 

Howard Cox, founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign said: ‘In the last 36 hours 18,000 FairFuelUK supporters have emailed the Treasury calling for an independent pump pricing enquiry and for a 3p cut in duty. Our supporters are angry that no one in Government is trying to resolve this issue. High pump prices affect jobs, GDP, inflation, business investment and remains in the top 3 concerns of the public regarding their cost of living.’


Letter from Priti Patel at the Treasury to FairFuelUK
www.fairfueluk.com/LetterfrompritipateltoFairFuelUK.pdf
Letter to George Osborne and the Treasury calling for a full Oil Pricing Enquiry
http://www.fairfueluk.com/Letter_to_chancellor.html
The FairFuelUK Manifesto can be seen and downloaded at this link
http://www.fairfueluk.com/manifesto/FairFuelUK_manifesto.html
Our Latest ComRes Market Research can be seen at:
http://www.fairfueluk.com/ComRes_Sept2014/FairFuelUK_Research.html
The FairFuelUK Campaign Objectives being asked of the Government at:
http://www.fairfueluk.com/manifesto/FairFuelUK_manifesto.html#6

 

Media Contact: Howard Cox
07515421611 howard@fairfueluk.com


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