Will The Chancellor Keep Fuel Duty Frozen?
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the Chancellor to freeze or cut fuel duty ahead of Wednesday’s (1st July 2015) FairFuelUK event at the House of Commons.
Chief Executive David Wells has written to George Osborne asking him not to renege on his promise to hold current levels until September.
FTA, which represents 14,000 members inside logistics industry, says the move is actually vital to stimulate the economy. The Association is actually a founder member of FairFuelUK, which will be lobbying the government at a Pre-Budget Reception on Wednesday. the idea has been widely reported which the Chancellor could announce an increase in fuel tax despite past promises.
David Wells has sent a pre-Budget submission to Mr Osborne to raise the issue of fuel duty, along with calls to fund driver training in addition to make road investment a priority.
He said: “The Prime Minister in addition to the Chancellor both continue to emphasise which the Government’s primary objective is actually to protect the UK economy. We believe which reducing fuel duty might make a huge contribution to This specific objective in addition to we urge him to announce a cut in his Budget.”
FTA also wants the government to fund driver training to alleviate the driver shortage crisis inside freight industry in addition to put more investment into roads.
David Wells said: “Efficient in addition to reliable infrastructure networks are essential for a growing economy in addition to we want reassurance which the Roads Investment Strategy will be protected. Highways England in addition to local authorities also need enhanced budgets if they are to deliver much-needed maintenance programmes to the existing network.”
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