UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

New diesel and petrol vehicles are to be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to fight air pollution. It is part of the government’s clean air strategy, with today’s announcement focused on delivering nitrogen dioxide (NO2) compliance. The UK is one of 17 EU countries breaching annual targets for NO2, which the […]

Fuel prices ‘need to be more transparent’

The way fuel prices are calculated needs to be clearer to consumers. That’s according to Quentin Willson, Lead Campaigner for FairFuelUK. FairFuelUK launched an inquiry on ‘road fuel pricing’ yesterday. Mr Willson added:  “The general feeling amongst consumers – and we have 1.2 million supporters at FairFuelUK – is that this is a very, very […]

Chancellor urged to cut fuel duty by 3p

Campaigners are calling on Chancellor George Osborne to reduce fuel duty by 3 pence across all vehicle fuels in the Budget. New figures suggest UK drivers are suffering from the biggest fuel tax burden in Europe as they pay the highest proportion of tax despite a Government freeze on fuel duty since 2011. Around 61% […]

32,000 call to further investigate UK oil market fixing

A national campaign group in support of keeping petrol prices down called on the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to launch another inquiry into the scandalous oil price fixing allegations that came to light earlier this year. FairFuelUK along with MPs handed in a 32,000-name petition to the OFT yesterday calling for a full and […]

Oil market urgently needs ‘official watchdog with teeth’

The oil market urgently needs an “official watchdog with teeth” to ensure there is no market manipulation and UK families and businesses pay a fair price for fuel. That’s the suggestion from Quentin Willson, Campaign Leader of FairFuelUK, in response to the recent revelation over alleged price collusion, which led to BP and Shell offices […]

UK drivers ‘bitterly disappointed’ by road fuel report

Consumers in the UK will be “bitterly disappointed” that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will not be launching a full-scale review of petrol and diesel pricing in the UK. That’s the view of fuel poverty campaigners and those in the automotive industry, which follows new evidence suggesting there are no problems with competition in […]

UK MP calls for transparency on fuel tax

A UK MP has called for a change in law to create greater transparency on fuel tax. In a speech in the House of Commons yesterday, Robert Halfon (pictured), MP for Harlow suggested every pump receipt should include the amount of fuel duty paid and how much would spent on road building and other purposes. […]

Petrol sales slide could have cost Treasury £1billion

A “huge” drop in petrol sales in the UK earlier this year could have cost Treasury coffers by more than £1billion since 2008. Statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change show more than two billion fewer litres of petrol and diesel were sold on forecourts in the first half of this year compared […]

Motorists up in arms over fuel duty increase

Even though taxing poor grannies grabbed the headlines, there was plenty of noise coming from motorists. Many expressed disbelief over George Osborne’s refusal to stop an increase to fuel duty. A 3.02 pence per litre fuel duty increase will take effect on 1 August as planned, it was confirmed in yesterday’s Budget. It means the […]

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 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 […]