Thursday 19th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

RHA welcomes report of fuel duty cut

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed reports that the government is set to cut fuel duty.

The “Sunday Times” reported that fuel duty would be cut for the first time in eight years in a possible emergency budget in October.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “After many years of tireless lobbying in conjunction with Fair Fuel UK it seems that the penny, quite literally, is beginning to drop. It’s apparent that the prime minister and the chancellor are listening to us.

“For years UK hauliers have been operating at a disadvantage to their European counterparts. A cut in fuel duty will go some way to levelling the playing field with the rest of Europe.”

The FairFuelUK campaign has also welcome the report. Robert Halfon MP said: For nearly 10 years, with FairFuelUK, I’ve been campaigning to cut fuel duty. Everywhere you look, drivers are hit by taxes and demonised for having no choice but to use their vehicles. The prime minister and the chancellor’s, common sense support of the commercial heartbeat of the economy must be welcomed.”