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 Association
The Road Haulage Association
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 Willson - Lead FairFuelUK CampaignerQuentin 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
Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Daily Express 21st Feb: Dana Gloger

RISING oil prices caused by tension with Iran could send the price of fuel soaring to almost £7.50 a gallon.

The cost of a barrel of crude yesterday hit an eight-month high of $121 and last night motorists were warned pump prices could shoot up by 20p a litre within six weeks. That would take petrol to an average of £7.07 a gallon and diesel to £7.42, their highest-ever level. It would cost over £111 to fill a typical family car with diesel. Fuel is already 15 per cent more expensive than 12 months ago and diesel last week hit a new record high of 143.05p per litre. The warnings came after Iran yesterday said it was cutting exports at once to Britain and France in retaliation for EU sanctions over its nuclear programme.

Ahmad Qalehbani, head of Iran’s state oil company, warned other European countries could also be hit if they continued "hostile acts”. That would be another blow at a time when turmoil in oil-rich countries including Syria, Sudan and Nigeria is affecting supplies and keeping crude oil prices high. Analysts J.P. Morgan yesterday said prices could continue rising for the next 12 to 24 months.

Calling for Chancellor George Osborne to cut fuel duty in next month’s Budget, Peter Carroll of FairFuelUK said fuel could go up 20p a litre "within six weeks”. He said: "It would lead to surging unemployment, a return to recession, a growing deficit and years of economic misery. It could make us the next Greece.”



                         


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[ posted by John Sherwell, 22.02.12 13:06 ]

It should not need a Politician or Economist or anybody else with half a brain to know that to reduce prices means more business, sales and employment.
The Chancellor is absolutely stupid to believe that by increasing taxes will do anything other than grind this country to a "halt" if he is not careful.
I am definitely not an advocate of violence, but, it might come to it if the public generally get so fed up with the idiotic increases when pensions, jobs and salaries are all being curbed if not reduced.
I do, however think that to blockade ALL fuel stations across the country might get the message through. It should not have to be resorted to, but, it may be the only way to make the Chancellor see common sense. He is no doubt very rich unlike the polulation as a whole. WAKE UP!!

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[ posted by Richard Parkin, 22.02.12 13:20 ]

if the Government goes ahead with there planned tax increase on fuel duty, then it shows how out of touch they are with the every day working class person struggles. This would put an even greater strain on peoples bugets who are already experiancing difficulties, it's getting to be like a seen out of dickens era where people were working for a pittance and hardly making ends meat.
What makes me wonder when the countries budgets are so recessionally tight why we interupted in the business with Lybia, why we are making hostilities with other countries as in Iran when obviously they have such a depramental effect to the price of crude, and I know they are supposed to be constucting nuclear weapons, but so was Iraq supposed to be around 10 years ago.
I believe you can only help others when your own house is in order, which clearly is not the case in the UK.

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[ posted by Robert Swann, 22.02.12 13:35 ]

It is time to stop pussy footing aroud and call for a "TOTAL NATIONAL STRIKE COUNTRY WIDE" and i mean everybody out until this immoral government reduces the fuel duty burden it has placed on the people of this country. They are elected to run the country for us NOT PUNISH .

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[ posted by IRENE TOOMBS, 22.02.12 14:35 ]

After thirty years in the road haulage industry this is the like of which i have never seen before
if the price goes up again it is more than possable that the trucks will stop moving because they cant afford the fuel to do the job of keeping britain in food let alone any other commodity.
HELP WE NEED IT DESPERATELY. IF IT IS NOT FORTH COMING THE BRITISH PUBLIC WILL REMEMBER AT THE NEXT ELECTION THAT OUR GOVERNMENT DID NOTHING FOR BRITISH PEOPLE IN THEIR HOUR OF NEED.IF FUEL KEEPS ON GOING UP THIS COUNTRY WILL BE AT A STANDSTILL SO NO GROWTH ONLY RECESSION

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[ posted by David Allen, 22.02.12 14:38 ]

The Government do not appear to realaise that for every £ 1 billlion taken in Fuel escalator duty a further £1.5 Billion is taken out of the ecconony as this is a direct on cost to induatry and has to be recovered by being added to the costs of everything. They talk about increasing manufacturing whilst destroyng the cost base.
Chancellors have used the environmental argument as a sham to impose greater taxes since Michael Howard started it.

We need protests country wide in every town not just London.

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[ posted by Norman Utton, 22.02.12 15:13 ]

Fuel Duty is Tax on companies, and individuals, including pensioners, particularly those living in rural areas. Businesses have to make a profit to survive, and the more costs they have to face in terms of fuel duty, the less people they can afford to employ. At a time of rising unemployment, surely it makes sense to reduce fuel duty, and avoid ever increasing payments to support the unemployed. As far as individuals are concerned the more fuel duty they have to pay, the less money they have in their pockets to spend on goods and services, which is diametrically opposed creating growth in the economy. Without any shadow of doubt fuel duty is one of the root causes of high unemployment, and is stifling growth at time when the Government needs to address both of these issues if we are to see real economic recovery in the UK.

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[ posted by Jarvis Browning, 22.02.12 15:37 ]

The TAX/DUTY on fuel must come down in the next budget,as it is already far to high aprice to pay evern now.One just cant keep passing the cost onto one's clieants,as they could go to somebody eles,who would charge less for travel/call out fees.Then thire is another nail in the coffin.This is what the prevouse and present Goverment are doing now.When the times where good,they (the Goverment)should have put the surplus money into a safe fund,for this sort of situration.But no,they went on spending as if they had a bottomless pit.Now we are paying for it,but for how long can we do this for !-!!Time the Goverment give something back,so that we can turn this country round.Surely where is the "common sence" gone these days.I think a monkey can work alot more things out than what this and provouse Goverments have done.

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[ posted by Patrick Magee, 22.02.12 15:38 ]

People should realize that this is essentially a Labour policy gone out of control (why am I not surprised?). They introduced the taxation escalator for entirely bogus ideological reasons, and then trashed the economy so badly that the Chancellor could not easily stop it. However, with the latest round of tax receipts, Mr. Osborne now has a chance to show what he is really made of by finally scrapping the entire escalator idea and stimulating the economy by cutting fuel duty. If he can combine that with a cut in income tax, we might just get out of this recession in reasonable shape.

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[ posted by Mr R kelly, 22.02.12 15:53 ]

Hi there, As I live in N Ireland is there likely to be a march organised on 7th March or is it Main UK only? I would support the Fair Fuel day as would others if one was organised in Northern Ireland.

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[ posted by IRENE TOOMBS, 22.02.12 20:54 ]

the headline will read DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND BY OUR NON CAING GOVERNMENT.
ALL DRIVERS AND IN PARTICULA ROAD HAULIERS WILL BE UNABLE TO FUNCTION.
AS SOME ARE FORCED TO LEVY A FUEL SURCHARGE WE WILL PAY MORE MUCK MORE IN THE SHOPS FOR EVERTHING WE WANT OR NEED TO BUY.
SO WE WILL BE PAYING TWICE.
LESS PROFIT MEANS LESS REVENUE FOR THE TAX MAN BUT THE MAN CANT SEE IT. BUT HE IS CREAMING IT OFF OF US ALL TO PAY FOR THE DEBT THAT SHOULD NOT BE OUR BURDAN.

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[ posted by IRENE TOOMBS, 22.02.12 20:59 ]

the headline will read DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND BY OUR NON CARING GOVERNMENT.
ALL DRIVERS AND IN PARTICULA ROAD HAULIERS WILL BE UNABLE TO FUNCTION.
AS SOME ARE FORCED TO LEVY A FUEL SURCHARGE WE WILL PAY MORE MUCH MORE IN THE SHOPS FOR EVERTHING WE WANT OR NEED TO BUY.
SO WE WILL BE PAYING TWICE.
LESS PROFIT MEANS LESS REVENUE FOR THE TAX MAN BUT THE MAN CANT SEE IT. BUT HE IS CREAMING IT OFF OF US ALL TO PAY FOR THE DEBT THAT SHOULD NOT BE OUR BURDEN.

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[ posted by robin, 22.02.12 21:17 ]

although i dont drive if i moved out of london.i'd need a car.

The Greedy Exchequer puts up cost of petrol, adding to Cost of Travel,Food,90% of goods move by road.Diesel puts up Consumer costs as well.

Ukip had an excellent policy to help hauliers a ''Britdisc'' so derv for EU hauliers doesn't give them unfair advantage.This Coalition is evil,gives contracts for olympic tickets,Underground trains to our Competitors.

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[ posted by Bill, 23.02.12 01:27 ]

Why do we not go to out top universities and get them to develop Hydrogen technology and thus end forever any dependency on oil states plus hydrogen is totally non polluting

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[ posted by Richard Jones, 23.02.12 04:37 ]

When are we going to realise that unless we the people start taking a stance together against the successive governments, which over the years has sold-off virtually all income-earning assets this country has ever built up so that all they have coming in to run the country are the extortionate taxes imposed on us, whether it is fuel duty, VAT or all the other taxes that we are required to pay from our ever-decreasing meagre incomes. This is why the media reports that the government I worried about the potential daily reduction only 1p in duty. I'd like to suggest that we stop being individuals and collaborate in a national, DON'T BUY PETROL OR DIESEL TODAY Campaign and hit the government's pocket for a change!

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[ posted by Andrew Bird, 23.02.12 14:09 ]

Could MP s try working in the interest of the people they work for rather than the business interests of millionares.

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[ posted by David Piddington, 23.02.12 16:51 ]

I don't believe there is a quick fix of the fuel duty problem but, considering a longer term, if only the majority of the population who have a voting right actually went and voted THEN we must just get the Government we NEED, and not ones like the present Big Two and a Half Coalition neither of which, apparently, have any interest in the people, only in political ideals. May I suggest that as it is known who actually votes and who doesn't vote - their/our names are noted in each polling station when they/we do - those that do not should be penalised in some way, perhaps an increase in their council tax< Better still get a new law passed that demands that every adult MUST vote at general and local elections, or provide a very good reason why they didn't. Our forefathers and mothers fought long and hard battles to get the vote for every citizen. Those that now don't vote are ................. traitors perhaps?

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