Tuesday 8 February 2011

Fight for fairer fuel prices applauded by Good Garage Scheme.

This morning saw Quentin Willson and a team of FairFuelUK campaigners at the Whitehall entrance to the Treasury to unfurl a banner as part of its battle against unfair fuel. A letter was also to be handed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

The twenty foot long banner displayed an image of a fuel tanker showing what proportion of the current costs of fuel is composed of fuel duty. 

Mr Osborne is being urged to scrap the duty hike planned for April and introduce some stability to the price of fuel.

The campaign has been backed by a wide variety of companies and tens of thousands of members of the public.

As a result of this, the Chancellor said in the House of Commons that there would potentially be announcements on the matter in the Budget, due next month.

Campaign organiser Peter Carroll said: "The whole nation has to get behind this campaign to help boost the economy, which is being hurt by high fuel prices. Scrapping the planned April fuel duty rise is a start, but we need a long-term solution."

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