Fuel Duty Protest
07 March 2012
A better deal for drivers is being sought with thousands of people expected to protest at Parliament today and present a report claiming fuel duty cuts would be self-financing and create thousands of new jobs following a report from the 3 Centre for Economic and Business Research. The protestors are calling for a cut in the duty paid for fuel and the scrapping of the planned rise in August. The UK has one of the cheapest fuels in Europe but after duty and VAT are added, it makes us one of the dearest in the EU.
A spokesman for FairFuel UK is reported to have said “we are concerned the Government is not listening and not taking on board the significance of these findings. This research shows that a cut in fuel duty will not cost the Treasury a penny”.