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Eagle Couriers Supports National Fair Fuel Day

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The campaign got off to a good start with the fact that fuel prices hit a record high at 1.43.90p a litre in the same week of ‘National Fair Fuel Day.’ With the fact it is still on the rise means that campaigners were able to highlight the problem in the most relative of contexts as well as highlighting that petrol and diesel still remain far too expensive.

This issue has been doing the rounds for a couple of years and it’s good to see so many people standing up and supporting the cause. As a company who operates in the transport industry you could say we are taking the brunt of the decisions by the government. However everyone who drives is affected and that’s why it’s important for this campaign to take precedence in the governments decisions.

The latest news that the government is set to raise fuel duty by 3.02 pence per litre in August, could have a devastating effect on businesses like mine. That is why I am supporting the cause and I also feel it provides a real chance to highlight the changes that the government needs to make in order to protect businesses and families who regularly use the road.

Whilst we know that the price of oil won’t change, there should be some sort of agreed mechanism in place, which ensures that when the price of oil rises, the tax we pay either decreases or remains the same.

This may not solve the cost of rising fuels overnight, but will go a little way in relieving some of the pressure felt by cash strapped businesses and families.

The campaign has also highlighted the increase in jobs if the cost of fuel was to come down. If there was to be a cut in fuel duty it is thought that the chancellor would have more money through gains in income tax and boosts to spending in business and consumer areas. Surely by offering this information to the government they are able to see the benefits of taking the fuel duty down.

The campaign which is in need of 1m signatories in the next coming weeks in time for the March budget will hopefully be successful in persuading George Osborne and other influencers within the government that the rise of fuel duty is in nobody’s best interests in the UK.

You can sign up to the Fair Fuel UK campaign here


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