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. […]

Treasury postpones fuel duty rise

The Treasury is postponing a planned fuel duty rise in August after pressure from Labour. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls this morning called on George Osborne to use a £500 million “windfall” left over from the Olympics budget to lighten the load on British drivers. This afternoon the Chancellor announced the rise of 3p a litre […]

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 […]

Plaid Cymru slams Welsh MPs as fuel regulator bid fails

Plaid Cymru’s Treasury spokesman Jonathan Edwards today slammed “the complacency of Welsh MPs”, as 50% failed to turn up for a vote on fuel prices. Plaid Cymru and the SNP last night led a Westminster debate on how to tackle rising fuel prices. Both parties wanted the government to establish a fuel duty regulator. But […]