Income spent more on fuel than rent every month

People in the UK are spending more on fuel than their rent every month, according to FairFuelUK. The organisation fighting for lower fuel prices was seen protesting alongside hundreds of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

People in the UK are spending more on fuel than their rent every month, according to FairFuelUK.

The organisation fighting for lower fuel prices was seen protesting alongside hundreds of supporters outside Parliament last week to encourage the Government to reduce fuel duty in the UK.

According to FairFuel Campaign Leader, Quentin Willson, consumers are spending up to a third of their income on fuel every week and most people can no longer afford to drive due to the increase.

He told ELN: “I want the government to completely rethink fuel duty and understand that by raising it, they destabilise and corrode the economy. People in the UK are spending more on fuel than they do their rent every month, businesses are going bankrupt and people can no longer make ends meet because the cost of fuel is so high.”

Backing him, Malcolm Yeo, one of the protestors from Cardiff said: “Businesses are struggling and lots of them have had to cut back and by cutting back, they are not buying fuel which means the treasury is losing money. If they cut the tax a little bit, it will be self financing because people will spend more money on fuel.”

If the Government reduces fuel prices by 2.5p/litre, FairFuelUK claim it will create more than 100,000 jobs with no cost to the economy.