Tuesday, September 20, 2016
In the last month as the Brent oil price in Sterling has fallen 9.5% or £3.67 per barrel, wholesale diesel fell only 1.8% with petrol, in complete contrast, rising bewilderingly by 1.6%. We are reliably told that the average independent garage should reflect oil and wholesale price changes in just 7 days. True to type, in reality this continues not to be the case. With such significant falls in oil seen since 18th August, pump prices for diesel have instead been hiked by 1.89p and petrol by 1.71p per litre.
 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
If you’re concerned that the concept of road safety has lost its way, here are some facts: 

  1. In 2015 a single speed camera in east London photographed 17,110 drivers. 
  2. Since 2013 the number of average speed cameras has doubled and the UK now has the greatest number in the world. 
  3. In 2015 1.2 million drivers were sent on speed awareness courses – twice the number in 2010. 
  4. Since 2010 the number of police traffic patrols has declined by one third. 
  5. In 2015 there were 8,000 people still driving with 12 points on their licences. 
  6. Between 2010 and 2015 convictions from speed cameras have risen by 43%.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016
 

We need you to ask your MP to lobby the new Chancellor to cut Fuel Duty in his Autumn Statement. In order to help you and UK's 37m highly taxed drivers to get a fairer and more equitable deal from this Government.

Here are our 2 easy and quick ways for you to contact your MP, 
either by using a new Smartphone App or as before, by email

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Only 1 in 100 UK drivers believe that adding a pollution tax to diesel will improve the environment. With 4 out of 5 diesel drivers saying they have no choice but to drive the same mileage even with a speculative green tax added to their fuel bill. 98% of drivers believe such a tax hike would cost jobs, increase inflation and purely just raise extra cash for the Treasury. See full survey results below.

 

CLICK HERE to convince your own MP to ask the Chancellor for a fairer tax deal for UK drivers.

 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Jeremy Vine road rage incident has brought a secret war out into the open. For years road users have been shouting, threatening and fighting but now this emotionally charged urban terrorism is firmly on our mainstream radar.  Vine cycling along a narrow Kensington road, was hooted by a following car and stopped to take issue. The driver (who’s now been arrested) got out and launched into a threatening tirade. I have sympathy for Jeremy. He may have been riding in the middle of the road but in a narrow street lined with parked cars squeezing up too too close to them is dangerous. He ...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FairFuelUK has asked the new Chancellor and his Treasury Ministers to go further and be bolder than his predecessor at No 11. He needs to act positively on what all economists agree, that lower vehicle fuel costs are indeed a huge boost to the UK’s economy. 

We delivered by hand to the Treasury and to the Prime Minister’s Office a letter explaining FairFuelUK’s evidence based campaign demands of the new Chancellor are as follows:


  • Cut Fuel duty on all fuels by 3p to match, more closely those of other developed nations
     
  • Cut VAT on all fuels to 15% - to soften ...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Do you remember before the EU Referendum, Goldman Sachs via the AA, both saying that pump prices would rocket by 18 pence per litre? A plethora of highly paid PR Execs in motoring organisations jumped on project fear’s doom wagon to say the same.  See the published article here. 


We at FairFuelUK (that’s Quentin Willson and myself) said then, and have been proven right that this would never happen.  


BUT it's clear since June 24th that someone in the fuel supply chain is undeniably exploiting, even colluding against UK drivers and not passing on the published sterling falls in wholesale costs. See the graph of pump prices ...


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Monday, August 1, 2016
Supermarkets will at last cut pump prices by 2p per litre. Asda’s new national price cap will bring diesel down to 106.7ppl and unleaded down to 105.7ppl at all its 272 petrol stations. 

But there is is still no sign of most of the fuel supply chain passing on the recent reduced oil prices and published wholesale falls to UK motorists. Since the EU Referendum FairFuelUK estimates that over £400m has been held back by unprincipled fuel suppliers out of consumer spending and the consequential benefit to the economy. There is also huge variation across Supermarkets such as Sainsburys as shown below:

  • SAINSBURYS TUNBRIDGE WELLS = 110.9
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Monday, July 18, 2016

We were told that petrol prices would soar if the UK voted to leave the EU. Concerned 'experts' cited the combined threats of currency shifts, rises in the price of oil and a general economic Armageddon. But oil and fuel wholesale costs have actually fallen since the 23rd of June by 3 to 4 ppl. Prices at the pump should therefore be lower by 3p but they're not - and the only reason we at FairFuelUK can find to justify this is speculation driven by a cloak of supposed market uncertainty.


Petrol particularly is being held at artificially high levels given that the wholesale price has fallen ...


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Saturday, July 2, 2016

FairFuelUK challenges fuel retailers following the EU Referendum result not to unscrupulously hike fuel prices more than is fair, using wheeler-dealer exchange rate and oil price speculation as misleading smokescreens to fleece 37m UK drivers at the pumps. 

Quentin Willson, TV Motoring Journalist and Lead Campaigner for FairFuelUK said: ‘We’ve done the maths* and crunched the numbers. Any rise above 3p a litre to reflect currency movements is just post-Brexit opportunism. If it transpires that the oil industry is trying to deliberately profit from the UK's current political and economic upheaval they should hang their collective heads in shame. This is how recessions begin.” 



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