It's Time for Action on Fuel Tax, Not Debate
Where's our fair fuel tax stabiliser Mr Cameron?
Motoring taxes are due to be debated in the House of Commons on the 15th November 2011 in response to a 100,000 signature petition calling for cheaper petrol and diesel. During the 2010 election campaign David Cameron hinted at a 'fair fuel price stabiliser.' To the ABD it's a 'no brainer' that lower fuel tax would help ease the pressure on inflation, help to stimulate economic growth, and provide some relief for hard pressed family budgets. We continue to call for a sliding-scale fuel duty based on a percentage which falls as oil prices rise and increases when they drop in order to stabilise the cost of motor fuel at around £1 per litre. We'd also like to see the punitive rates of Vehicle Excise Duty scrapped.
ABD Chairman Brian Gregory aaid:
“British drivers are paying the highest rates of tax on both petrol and diesel in the EU. The fuel tax escalator must be scrapped and replaced with a mechanism to stabilise fuel prices. We need a fair fuel tax for ALL and we need it NOW!”
NOTES FOR EDITORS
The TaxPayers' Alliance has released a new report (Local Motoring Taxes) on excessive motoring taxes including results for every council area. They generously allow for the imaginary 'social cost' of carbon dioxide emissions.
Notes for Editors about the ABD
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