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4 Nov 2011

How do we significantly reduce fuel prices for struggling motorists and business drivers once and for all? It feels to us that this has been the question on everyone’s lips since the beginning of time. OK, it’s only been a couple of years, but that is more than enough time for spiralling fuel costs to put people out of business, out of a job, out of their cars and out of a comfortable life…

Thankfully, major headway has been made this week to give fair fuel campaigners a genuine and practical platform on which to publicly debate fuel prices and unfair levels of fuel duty, and in an environment where decisions can actually be made.

On Tuesday, the Back Bench Business Committee of the House of Commons finally decided to allow a debate on petrol and diesel pricing, the result of an ePetition proposed by FairFuelUK. The debate will take place on 15th November 2011 in the main chamber of the House of Commons, and while full details are yet to be confirmed, is expected to attract the main players in the fuel and haulage industries.

It has been over a month since the petition passed the 100,000 signature threshold on 30th September 2011, and this delay caused a lot of frustration among campaign supporters. But better late than never we guess…

Quentin Willson, spokesman for the FairFuelUK campaign said: “At last we’ve got a petrol and diesel pricing debate nailed down. But it took a lot of pushing and shoving from FairFuelUK to make it happen. This debate will show the Treasury that a cut in fuel duty won’t actually cost them anything. They’re losing billions because people are driving and spending less. Helping families get back on the road and into the shops will create an instant increase in spending power and consumer activity. This will create jobs, stimulate growth and have the added benefit of reducing inflation.”

No doubt about it; everyone is hoping for the Government to produce tangible, real solutions to fuel price problems, hopefully in the shape of a major cut in fuel duty. Their actions so far have unfortunately not made enough of a dent in the issue so it’s time for real change. The Fuelcard Company supports this debate and eagerly awaits the results. Watch this space…

In the mean time, read on to find out more about other ways of saving on fuel at Business Fuel Cards.
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