Send the Government a message on fuel duty

August 19, 2011 11:13 AM

The Government’s recently launched e-petition website is a small but welcome step towards giving people more say over the country’s affairs: the TPA believes that an online petition gaining sufficient support should be able to trigger a referendum, although for the time being we have to be content with it being eligible for a debate in Parliament.

And the second most popular e-petition right now is one to which I hope TPA supporters will lend their backing.

Organised by Harlow MP Robert Halfon and backed by FairFuel UK, it highlights the fact that many motorists are now having to spend 10% of their income on petrol and calls on the Government to scrap increases in fuel duty planned for next year and the rest of this Parliament.

The TPA has previously demonstrated how motorists are taxed excessively and in his new book out this week, Let them eat carbon, Matthew Sinclair has exposed how green taxes such as fuel duty are excessive compared to the harms they are meant to address.

100,000 signatures would make the petition eligible for a debate in Parliament, and it has just passed the halfway mark - 51,849 people have backed it as of this morning.

Click here to add your support.The Government’s recently launched e-petition website is a small but welcome step towards giving people more say over the country’s affairs: the TPA believes that an online petition gaining sufficient support should be able to trigger a referendum, although for the time being we have to be content with it being eligible for a debate in Parliament.

And the second most popular e-petition right now is one to which I hope TPA supporters will lend their backing.

Organised by Harlow MP Robert Halfon and backed by FairFuel UK, it highlights the fact that many motorists are now having to spend 10% of their income on petrol and calls on the Government to scrap increases in fuel duty planned for next year and the rest of this Parliament.

The TPA has previously demonstrated how motorists are taxed excessively and in his new book out this week, Let them eat carbon, Matthew Sinclair has exposed how green taxes such as fuel duty are excessive compared to the harms they are meant to address.

100,000 signatures would make the petition eligible for a debate in Parliament, and it has just passed the halfway mark - 51,849 people have backed it as of this morning.

Click here to add your support.

Latest Blogs:

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

The sugar tax and the public finances

6:00 AM 05, Dec 2016 Harry Fairhead

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Working for the taxman

6:00 AM 26, Nov 2016 Harry Fairhead

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Further thoughts on the Autumn Statement

4:56 PM 24, Nov 2016 James Price

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Have we had too much austerity?

10:57 AM 23, Nov 2016 Alex Wild