26 June 2012

Fuel duty freeze

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.


Trobairitz said...

What are you paying for petrol over there lately?

We were paying $4.29/gallon and over the last few weeks it has dropped to $3.55/gallon. I think it is still pretty inexpensive compared to what some countries are paying.

Invicta Moto said...

You are lucky I paid the equiv of $6.50 for a US gallon tonight at a Tesco supermarket.

Until recently it was about $7.

Brady Steffl said...

Harsh prices. Has it had any effect on the amount people drive or the kinds of vehicles/energy they use to get around? Seems like around four bux a gallon around here people start to really balk. I'd be interested to know when people think it's worth looking at new ways to get around.

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Trobairitz said...

I don't know what people would do here if petrol got that expensive. Maybe they'd finally give up those huge SUV's so popular with the soccer moms and go back to station wagons.

I think that is less expensive that they are paying in New Zealand. If I remember right Geoff and Roger have mentioned paying almost $8 a gallon at times.

Invicta Moto said...

During an alleged possible strike by fuel tanker drivers the price shot up to about $7.40!

With the price like this and outside the cities public transport is not that good, many people are turning to smaller motorcycles and less gas guzzling cars.

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