Do not make motorists the “fiscal fall guys” in post pandemic budget recovery says FairFuelUK

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

FairFuelUK, backed by the RHA and Logistics UK (FTA), have said they will fight tooth and nail against the rumoured plans to raise fuel duty on already one of the highest taxed group of drivers in the world.

The group are urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak not to increase fuel duty in the upcoming Autumn budget. FairFuelUK are suggesting that with more disposable income, the public will be able to spend more, allowing businesses to flourish and grow the economy.

Bikers, motorists, van drivers, taxis and truckers deliver the 5th largest income to the Exchequer.

Robert Halfon MP, directed a message to Sunak, saying: “Don't let the taxpayer millions that funded half-price meals in August, be partly paid for, using an unnecessary hike in fuel duty. Such a needless rise in this levy will impact badly on the cost of living for families, increase inflation, hit businesses and jobs hard. It will even swell costs for our hard pressed public services, including the NHS.”

Howard Cox, Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign, said: “Do not make the world’s highest taxed drivers, the fiscal fall guys in a post pandemic recovery budget. And hiding behind a green driven agenda to hike a regressive tax will be disingenuous and hit low-income drivers hardest.

“Instead, put much more money into people’s pockets. The extra consumer spending to drive up GDP, and all that goes with it, will help the economy recover quickly, the environment long term, and restore confidence in our beleagered Government. But by hitting drivers more in their pockets will drive Tory voters away from the once popular Boris.”

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