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Fair Fuel UK campaign grows

Fair Fuel UK campaign grows

The Fair Fuel UK campaign is gathering support from MPs from all major parties.

Aimed at encouraging the government to scrap its planned fuel duty rise in April, the initiative has now secured support from the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and TV presenter Quentin Willson.

On top of this, MPs from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have backed the campaign.

Conservative Philip Davies noted that two-thirds of the cost of fuel in the UK is tax.

FTA chief executive Theo de Pencier emphasised how increasing fuel duty could hit hauliers and the general public hard.

"Many transport operators are already feeling the strain. It is very important to ensure that the policymakers are aware of these implications and we were encouraged by the response we've got," Mr de Pencier stated.

Quentin Willson added that the move could "destabilise the whole economy".

Yesterday (January 25th), Mr Willson presented a letter individually addressed to all 650 MPs, requesting their support for the campaign.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800365231-ADNFCR