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RHA wants fuel duty cut after French deal

The Road Haulage Association has called for a cut in fuel duty in a bid to boost the UK economy following news that the French government has struck a deal with fuel producers and distributors to cut the cost of fuel for three months.

RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said: “If our own Treasury officials were to follow the example set by France, it would be a tremendous shot in the arm for the UK economy in general and UK hauliers in particular. In France, fuel duty represents 54% of the price of a litre of fuel. Here in the UK it represents 60% - the highest rate in the EU.

"We are facing another fuel duty hike in January, to have a duty reduction in the final quarter of 2012 would certainly buy our industry time and put extra money in people's pockets. This will give a much needed pre-Christmas boost to the economy.”

Author: Andrew Brady

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  • STEVE BLUNDELL - 31/08/2012 12:30

    There is more chance of Leyton Orient winning the Champions League in the next five years than the Government (of any colour) passing a fuel reduction Bill.

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