27/08/2019 in Fleet Industry News
•Reports suggest the Prime Minister is considering cutting fuel duty by 2p per litre (ppl) ahead of leaving the EU.
•The Sunday Times says Boris Johnson’s team has been working on an emergency budget for October, which would include a fuel duty cut, costing the Treasury some £1.5 billion.
•The possible cut in fuel duty was welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
•Christopher Smelling, the FTA’s policy director, said: “This would be excellent news and something FTA has been campaigning with FairFuelUK for years… Fual duty is a blunt tax that does little for the environmental purposes in haulage, as currently there is no alternative to diesel in the mass market and the goods still have to be delivered.”
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