Responding to the Office of Fair Trading Report on fuel prices, Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:
“It has been clear for some time that the high cost of petrol in this country is simply a result of high taxes. Today’s OFT report vindicates the decision by the TaxPayers’ Alliance to focus on the taxes that make up sixty per cent of the petrol price – the highest in the EU – rather than the relatively low prices before tax.
“Motorists who need to drive to work, take their kids to school and get to the shops are suffering with petrol prices which are so high. But it is politicians who need to give them a better deal with lower Fuel Duty.”
Our successful Freeze Fuel Tax campaign fuel tax stands on display at thousands of petrol stations around the country telling motorists that 60 per cent of the pump price is tax. Click here to read more about the campaign.