Today we are joining campaigners across the UK to support National Fair Fuel day to persuade the Government to cut Fuel Duty on petrol and diesel. Organised by the FairFuelUK group, today’s protest will involve a mass lobby of parliament. MPs will come face to face with their constituents who are some of the people suffering because of high Fuel Duty.
Families in the suburbs and rural areas suffer the most as driving is so often essential outside city centres. Everything from driving to work to getting the kids to school is made much more expensive because of Britain’s excessive motoring taxes, which squeeze the budgets of struggling families who already have so many other pressures on their finances.
British drivers are hit unfairly hard by motoring taxes that are far too high (see our research on this here). Fuel Duty in this country is the highest in Europe and the second highest in the world; we are joining others to take action.
Average petrol prices reached a record high of 137.79p a litre earlier this week, with diesel now at an all-time high of £144.92.
Last year, with your help, the FairFuelUK campaign saw off rises that would have put another 9p per litre on the cost of every litre of petrol and diesel. We hope to help them stop future rises and are demanding that, when George Osborne delivers his Budget next week, he listens to ordinary taxpayers, cuts Fuel Duty, and then freezes it for the rest of this Parliament.