Thanks to you, fuel duty did not increase in the Autumn Statement.
Your pressure on the Treasury and also your local MP resonated in Westminster. The 15000 emails from supporters to the Treasury over the weekend and 7500 to MPs in the last 18 hours to the Autumn Statement made a difference
Thanks again for you support, it's down to you. But be warned the 2016 Budget is the watershed when Fuel duty is planned to increase by RPI.
The bucket loads of independent economic evidence we put in front of the Chancellor shows falling pump prices increase consumer spending. But he will ignore all of that and foolishly put up duty in 2016 and bring the 5-year freeze to an end. The UK already pays the highest fuel tax in continental Europe, putting it up in a time of low inflation is economic suicide and will madden businesses and drivers in their millions and put economic growth at huge risk.
Today in the Autumn Statement Mr Osborne admitted he had more to play with due to increased tax revenues. The OBR are more optimistic about the future too. We all know why that is and it’s not just by being lucky. Lower oil costs and cheaper prices at the pumps are at the heart of the nation’s economic renaissance. SO why risk that success and put up fuel duty in April that if reduced by as agreed by all economists, will deliver more jobs, lower inflation, further spending in the shops and extra business investment with boosts in both growth taxes and GDP.
It’s a no brainer to the rest of us but the Government seems hell bent on increasing taxes rather than motivating the engine rooms of the UK economy, the consumer and small businesses.
So rest assured FairFuelUK continues to fight for duty cuts in the foreseeable future. And we will be calling on your help to win the war. " Quentin Willson