Freeze on fuel duty. RAC welcomes victory for motorists. Motorists can breathe a sigh of relief today, with the news that the 3p increase in fuel duty planned for August has been postponed
RAC have been working with our partners at FairFuelUK for months to persuade government ministers to address ever increasing fuel costs. And today, in a victory for UK motorists, the Government has announced it is freezing fuel duty for the remainder of the year.
Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK said "For months FairFuelUK has pushed, argued, pleaded and proved to the government that scrapping the August duty rise would be essential to the economic future of this country. Thankfully the Government has listened and have acted for the good of struggling consumers across the UK"
David Bizley at RAC commented, "We welcome the news that the Government has deferred the duty increase...finally they have seen sense and listened to the voice of UK drivers who are struggling to meet the cost of motoring and face taxation at every step of the journey."
RAC welcomes this as a step in the right direction, but we would again urge the Government to carry out a thorough review of road taxing in the future to ensure it is fairer for all motorists.