Is Boris about to slash fuel duty to win over 37 million UK drivers?

According to FairFuelUK, the difference between the previous Tory administration and the new one, couldn’t be more marked. Boris Johnson is set to slash fuel duty prices, a rumour that began once he took over the role as Prime Minister. Sajid Javid in his leadership campaign promised to continue a freeze in fuel duty.

Cutting it will boost the UK’s economy and has been well received by many within government and driving associations. Robert Halfon MP said: For nearly 10 years, with FairFuelUK, I’ve been campaigning to cut fuel duty. Everywhere you look, drivers are hit by taxes and demonised for having no choice but to use their vehicles..

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor’s, common sense support of the commercial heartbeat of the economy must be welcomed. It’s the right time the financial strain on the backs of hardworking motorists was alleviated.” Howard Cox, founder of FairFuelUK said: “Remember the ‘just about managing’?

Well at last they will see the benefit of Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid’s succession of new ‘in touch with reality’ policies. Such an inspired cut in duty we’ve been lobbying for since 2011, will add to the benefits of the last 8 years in the freeze in this regressive levy. It will help the world’s already highest taxed drivers to increase their consumer spending.

It will reduce inflation, prices in the shop, increase tax revenue to the Treasury and massively support hard pressed hauliers during this time of Brexit upheaval. A true vote winner!” Quentin Willson, motoring journalist, broadcaster and FairFuelUK campaigner said: “I’m very encouraged to see that the PM and Chancellor understand that lowering fuel duty will stimulate the economy and create new spending activity vital in this time of uncertainty.

Families and business all over the country will reap the benefits of this enlightened policy.” Christopher Snelling, Policy Director at the Freight Transport Association said: “This would be excellent news and something FTA has been campaigning with FairFuelUK for years. A cut would massively stimulate the UK economy whilst mostly paying for itself as Government would get more tax from other sources as a result.

Fuel duty is a blunt tax that does little for environmental purposes in haulage, as currently there is no alternative to diesel in the mass market and the goods still have to be delivered.” Richard Burnett CEO of the Road Haulage Association said: “The RHA welcomes the news that the new Prime Minister has recognised the huge impact of fuel duty on the economy. After many years of tireless lobbying with FairFuelUK it would appear that the penny, quite literally, is beginning to drop.

It is clear that the Prime Minister and the Chancellor are listening to us. For years UK hauliers have been operating at a disadvantage to our European counterparts. A cut in fuel duty will go some way to levelling the playing field with the rest of Europe.

This is vital to help stimulate the economy during these challenging times.”

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