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Organisations speak out against direct action.
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FTA and RHA back Fair Fuel UK campaign

FTA and RHA back Fair Fuel UK campaign

Joining a campaign to stop the planned rise in fuel duty is more constructive than arranging blockades, it has been argued.

According to both the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the best way to campaign against the government's plans to increase the duty by 5p in April is by signing the Fair Fuel UK petition.

The organisations, which represent over 20,000 businesses, have backed the campaign and spoken out against plans to block roads in protest of the decision.

Kate Gibbs of the RHA said: "Direct action is not the way forward and we urge people to sign the petition, which will speak far louder than any blockade ever could."

Theo de Pencier of the FTA added that the campaign could "exert real influence" in Westminster.

According to the Fair Fuel campaign, the rise in fuel duty would cost the freight transport industry a minimum of £375 million per year.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800359638-ADNFCR