The Freight Transport Association has been pressing the case for a reduction in fuel duty to MPs in a “select committee style inquiry”.
The event was organised by the All-Party Group on Fair Fuel, to highlight the impact of January’s planned fuel duty increase. It was organised in order that MPs could hear first hand how high road fuel prices and high fuel duty are affecting consumers and businesses.
The event was chaired by Robert Halfon MP and addressed an audience of MPs from across the parties.
FTA managing director policy & communications James Hookham said: “In the run-up to the Autumn Statement it is vital that every MP is aware of what’s at stake from an increase in fuel duty from January.”
Hookham argued that a 3p per litre rise in fuel duty costs a ten vehicle freight operator approximately £14,000 – that could be a person’s wages.