'Treasury data* shows that March 2013 saw the lowest level of fuel duty receipts on record and the lowest amount of fuel sold at the pumps. Quentin Willson, FairFuelUK's spokesman, said: 'this data proves the wisdom of our campaign. If consumers aren't filling up, they're not out spending on the high street either. The Treasury is losing income and the economy is suffering. HMRC needs to look at their fuel policy to stop it strangling growth and the Government needs to investigate allegations of oil price fixing now. Sign up to our call for UK Financial Regulators to Act now at www.fairfueluk.com'.
Peter Caroll, FairFuelUK's founder, said: 'These official figures prove that consumers and businesses have reduced their spending and simply can't afford the high fuel prices we've seen over the last quarter. FairFuelUK has always insisted that money spent on expensive road fuel doesn't get spent in the wider economy and economic growth suffers as a result.'