TaxPayers' Alliance in Grantham campaigning against Fuel Duty increase

April 27, 2012 5:31 PM

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) will be holding an action day in Grantham on Saturday 28 April to oppose the planned 3p per litre increase in Fuel Duty announced in the Budget.

Motorists in Britain pay the highest Fuel Duty in Europe and also pay Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT on top of that. TPA research revealed that drivers in South Kesteven district pay the equivalent of £440.87 per person in excessive motoring taxes. With fuel prices at a record high, the last thing hard-pressed motorists need is the Government adding to the pain with an increase in Fuel Duty.

Activists will meet on Saturday 28 April at 11:00 am near the Market Cross, Market Place, Grantham. We will collect signatures for a petition calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to abandon plans to increase Fuel Duty and to commit to a reduction. If you wish to attend the action day please get in touch with National Grassroots Coordinator, Andrew Allison.

Andrew Allison, TPA National Grassroots Coordinator, said:
"It is important that drivers deliver a clear message to George Osborne that enough is enough. Motorists already pay a record amount to fill up the tank and the highest fuel taxes in Europe aren't helping. Although the Chancellor cannot influence the price of oil, he can reduce the amount drivers pay in excessive motoring taxes, which is currently £18.1 billion. For many families using the car is a necessity, not a luxury. The Chancellor should ease the burden on taxpayers, not increase it."
The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) will be holding an action day in Grantham on Saturday 28 April to oppose the planned 3p per litre increase in Fuel Duty announced in the Budget.

Motorists in Britain pay the highest Fuel Duty in Europe and also pay Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT on top of that. TPA research revealed that drivers in South Kesteven district pay the equivalent of £440.87 per person in excessive motoring taxes. With fuel prices at a record high, the last thing hard-pressed motorists need is the Government adding to the pain with an increase in Fuel Duty.

Activists will meet on Saturday 28 April at 11:00 am near the Market Cross, Market Place, Grantham. We will collect signatures for a petition calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to abandon plans to increase Fuel Duty and to commit to a reduction. If you wish to attend the action day please get in touch with National Grassroots Coordinator, Andrew Allison.

Andrew Allison, TPA National Grassroots Coordinator, said:
"It is important that drivers deliver a clear message to George Osborne that enough is enough. Motorists already pay a record amount to fill up the tank and the highest fuel taxes in Europe aren't helping. Although the Chancellor cannot influence the price of oil, he can reduce the amount drivers pay in excessive motoring taxes, which is currently £18.1 billion. For many families using the car is a necessity, not a luxury. The Chancellor should ease the burden on taxpayers, not increase it."

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