Quentin Willson of FairFuelUK said, ‘We are now staring into an economic abyss. There is huge frustration in households and businesses across the country that our politicians cannot see that economic growth will remain a distant dream when most families are spending the greater part of their disposable income just to fill up the family car. Hundreds of thousands of businesses that rely on vans and trucks are seeing high fuel costs destroy their margins. They cannot invest for jobs and growth. In April 2011, two years ago, the Chancellor took the bold decision to cut fuel duty by 1p. In his words, he said it was to put ‘fuel in the tank of the British economy’. This major loss of the top AAA rating means he needs to cut it again - but this time by a significant amount’.
Peter Carroll of FairFuelUK said, ‘Survey after survey, poll after poll, research paper after research paper clearly shows that the Number One financial worry that is holding back spending and growth is the price of petrol & diesel. A substantial cut in Fuel Duty is one of the quickest and easiest ways that the Chancellor can inject money into people’s pockets and lift the pressure on businesses. It’s no longer a case of ‘We can’t afford to cut Fuel Duty’. Now it’s a case of ‘We can’t afford Not to cut Fuel Duty’