PR award for fair fuel campaign

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FairFuelUK, which has led the campaign against fuel duty rises, has won a CIPR Award for Public Affairs, beating five other organisations including  Macmillan Cancer Support and The Royal British Legion.

The organisation, which has managed to head off fuel duty rises of 9 p per litre over the pas 15 months, is now facing another battle to persuade the government to scrap a rise of 3.02p per litre on 1st August.

Peter Carroll, national organiser of FairFuelUK said: “FairFuelUK has managed to defeat over 9p per litre of fuel duty rises over the last 15 months. These rises would have caused severe financial distress to families, general UK business and the road freight industry in particular.”

James Hookham, FTA managing director policy & communications said: “FTA is thrilled at the well deserved CIPR award being given to FairFuelUK and continues to support their work, as we know how important this is to our members, with fuel now representing around 40 per cent of annual hauliers’ operating costs compared to around a third just three years ago, meaning they have now reached an all-time high.”

* The average UK price for diesel is now 144.3p per litre – almost 3p up on the price of  141.5p per litre a year ago, according to the AA’s Fuel Price Report.

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