The RAC Foundation said 77% of motorists think the fuel duty escalator (of 6% over and above the rate of inflation) is unfair. It has now written to Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown calling for an end to the escalator and a review of road user taxation, and warning that escalating fuel costs are damaging the competitiveness of essential car and van business users. Edmund King, RAC Foundation's executive director, said: 'Middle England will vote with their wheels at the next election unless they get better value for money from the Government in return for their motoring taxation.'
RAC warns Government: 'Fuel duty escalator could cost you 100 seats'
16/09/1999 in NEWS