Fleet News

RHA welcomes Number 10’s support against august fuel duty rise

The Road Haulage Association is delighted that the Prime Minister has come out against the Chancellor's plans to increase fuel duty by 3ppl on 1 August.

"This is tremendous news", said RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning. "We, in conjunction with Fair Fuel UK., have been campaigning tirelessly to see the August increase abandoned.

"Fuel is the one commodity on which the entire population of the UK is, to some extent, dependent. While we see prices fluctuating on an almost daily basis; it is the high level of fuel duty that has proved to be the thorn in the side of the economy. We already pay the highest level of fuel duty in Europe and, at a time when for many households, literally every penny counts, any increase at this time is unthinkable.

"The barrel price of oil is lower than we have seen for months and will go some way to relieving economic pressure", Dunning continued. "To see an increase in fuel duty at this critical time is unthinkable. The economy needs all the help it can get to recover quickly and we are pleased that this is also the Prime Minister's view. Surely the Chancellor is keen to see the same thing?".

Click here for fuel and fuel cards best practice and procurement insight

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee