RURAL FUEL DUTY DISCOUNT ..’DOESN’T EVEN SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF FUEL CRISIS’…Quentin Willson of FairFuelUK
Reacting to news that the Government is going to introduce a rural fuel duty discount in the Highlands and Islands, Quentin Willson of the FairFuelUK said, ‘This doesn’t even scratch the surface of the fuel price crisis now threatening to decimate the economy. It will help a very few people in only the remotest parts of the UK. It doesn’t even help the vast rural communities in other parts of the country. The Government need to take two decisive steps. They need to announce the scrapping of the 23p April Fuel Duty rise and bring in measures to stabilise pump prices at an affordable level for the whole of Britain. If they don’t, this is a crisis which could easily overwhelm the Government as well as the economy’.
Peter Carroll of FairFuelUK said, ‘This shows that when the Government wants to act – it can! The British people know that even with oil prices rising it is the Government that has the biggest influence on fuel prices because of the enormous percentage they take as tax. We are calling on the whole nation to back FairFuelUK by signing up at www.fairfueluk.com so that we can keep piling the pressure on the MPs and Ministers to take steps to tackle this crisis’.