Since 2010, FairFuelUK has been the only true political voice of UK drivers. We are a public affairs team with no shareholders to satisfy, just an award winning campaign representing the real concerns of hard working motorists, families, small businesses, commercial drivers and hauliers across the UK. Decades of fiscal exploitation of drivers by successive Governments with very little in return warrants the vital need for the FairFuelUK Campaign.
FairFuelUK's Top 5 Campaign Objectives 2023
Cut Fuel Duty - Implement PumpWatch - Scrap 2030 Ban - Stop ULEZs/LTNs - Reverse Anti-Driver Policies
Howard Cox, Founder of the FairFuelUK, commissioned the Cebr (The Centre for Economics and Business Research) to analyse the economic impact of the proposed extension of the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in August 2023
The key points of the study are:
The existing ULEZ has an impact on the London economy – we estimate the costs to businesses and consumers are £253 million, though as part of that (£169 million) is revenue for TfL, in economics terms the economic cost (the deadweight loss to consumers and the admin costs) is £199 million.
Scaling from this we estimate that the Proposed ULEZ has an additional revenue impact of £369 million.
This means that the total Proposed ULEZ scheme (i.e. both the current scheme and the proposed scheme) has a revenue cost to consumers and businesses of £538 million.
If in addition the economic costs to users are included the total cost rises to £807 million.
Using a different measure, which discounts the revenue costs because they represent income to TfL but also includes their admin costs, the total economic cost of the scheme is £569 million.
Moreover these calculations only estimate the direct effects.
Since the impact of the Proposed ULEZ on vans is 4.5 times that of the existing ULEZ and hence essentially on business activity, it is likely that the Proposed ULEZ has additional indirect economic effects which we have not taken into account, and that for the extended scheme these could be quite substantial.
Howard Cox says: “Mayor Khan’s fixation with an alleged air quality improvement scheme that not only needlessly fleeces drivers, sole traders, and low-income motorists, it also rips at least half a £billion out of the Capital’s economy per year. It is way past time, hard pressed Londoners rid themselves of this dishonest career politician and support a new Mayor that will scrap ULEZ for good and get London moving again.”
Download Cebr Report:
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt Ignores the OBR's planned 23% rise in Fuel Duty, listens to FairFuelUK with Supporting MPs and keeps Fuel Duty at the Current Level 52.95p/Litreread more
Here are FairFuelUK's 5 Core Campaign Objectives for this Government, and all
Westminster Politicians, to support.....
1. ....Cut fuel duty big, to stimulate economy, reduce inflation, increase consumer spending & generate new growth taxes
2. ....Introduce PumpWatch to make petrol & diesel pricing fair, honest & transparent
3. ....Scrap the 2030 un-consulted and needless ban on new petrol/diesel car sales
4. ....Stop the continuing cash grabbing vitriolic myopic local authority warfare on UK's 37m drivers (These include ULEZs, LTNs, 15 Mins Localities, Cycle Lanes that cause congestion etc)
5. ....Recognise motorists are not just cash cows to be demonised by politicians & much of the ultra left wing media, but instead are the essential social & commercial heartbeat of our economy