FairFuel UK has described the government’s decision to postpone the August 3ppl hike in fuel duty as “democracy at its best”.

The campaigning group has spent months pushing for the duty rise to be scrapped, rallying support from 50 cross-party MPs.

Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuel UK said: “FairFuel UK has pushed, argued, pleaded and proved to the government that scrapping the August duty rise would be essential to the economic future of this country. Thankfully, the government has listened and have acted for the good of struggling consumers across the UK.

“This is democracy at its very best where a government and a Chancellor can review decisions, and act with fairness and common sense. Businesses and hard-working families across this country will breathe a grateful sigh of relief, at least for the rest of this year. Well done to every MP and Minister who has listened.”

Peter Carroll, founder of FairFuelUK, added: “This is a great boost for those organisations that back FairFuelUK. In particular for the RAC, the Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and The Fuelcard Company.

“Special thanks go the hundreds of thousands of people all across Britain who have signed up to the campaign. There are serious longer term issues to address on fuel taxation and pricing – but for today, we thank the government for listening and acting.”

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