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Monthly Archives: NOVEMBER 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A welcome response from the Chancellor but......

Reacting to news in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement that the January 3p rise in fuel duty is to be postponed, Quentin Willson, spokesman for FairFuelUK said, ‘This is a victory for FairFuelUK but only a stay of execution. We've saved the UK 9p since March in proposed fuel duty rises and we are now the gatekeepers of fuel sanity for this country. We're going to carry on pressurising this government to keep duty down and reduce it significantly. If we don't they'll hike it up again the first chance they get''.
Peter Carroll who runs FairFuelUK said, ‘Adding another 3p a litre at this critical time for the economy would have been economic madness. It's a little like a sick man being told that he was going to get worse, but then being told he's not! Like the sick man, the economy is still in a bad way. Petrol & diesel remain far too expensive. We will be fighting on to try and make the Government understand that the economy needs an actual cut in fuel duty

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Monday, November 21, 2011

5000 on-line supporters complete the FairFuelUK Survey on Fuel Duty. The results of the survey will be published before George Osborne's Autumn Statement on 29th November

FAIRFUELUK SURVEY:How would you answer this question? If the Government were deciding between cutting the 50p tax rate that people on high earnings pay, or reducing fuel duty; which would you prefer? This is just 1 of the 8 questions in the FairFuelUK Survey.As part of our campaign pressure on the Government prior to the Autumn Statement, we wish to publish a summary report on what you think about the Government options on this issue. Please visit www.fairfueluk.com/survey.html and let us know what you feel by completing the FairFuelUK Survey.The results will be sent to the Treasury, MPs and the media next week.

The FairFuelUK Parliamentary debate took place on the afternoon of Tuesday 15thNovember. The event attracted massive media interest. Our spokesman Quentin Willson put our case on BBC Breakfast, Sky Sunrise and ITV Daybreak. That was just a start! The FairFuelUK team did over 50 regional radio interviews and TV interviews during the day and the issue was in every major newspaper. This level of media interest is vital if we are to be successful in putting pressure on the MPs and Ministers. Some of our supporters also ended up telling their particular stories on the media. Neither the debate nor the attendant vital media coverage could have been achieved without your support.

During the debate, MP after MP told the House of Commons about how their constituents were suffering. The Government was left in no doubt about the strength of feeling on this issue.

Rumours are swirling around Westminster that the Government is trying to find ways of scrapping the 3p per litre fuel duty rise planned for January

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This is the official response by the Government to the FairFuelUK petition on line

"This e-petition has reached 100,000 signatures. The Government has notified the Backbench Business Committee in the House of Commons, who have scheduled a debate on the matter on 15 November.

This e-petition will remain live, and people will be able to continue adding their signatures. Click on the GOVERNMENT E_PETITION in the menu above. In the meantime, we would like to update you on the Government’s current position on the substance of this e-petition.

"The Government recognises that the price of petrol has become an increasingly significant part of day-to-day spending. We know this is causing real difficulties in ensuring that motoring remains affordable and people are feeling the pinch. This is why we announced a £2bn package, in the Budget, to support motorists.

We cut fuel duty by 1 penny per litre from Budget Day. We cancelled the previous government’s fuel duty escalator which would have increased pump prices by 1 penny above inflation

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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