Campaigning group FairFuelUK is ramping up support for its battle to see off the August 3ppl fuel duty increase which was waved through in the Budget this March.

The group is calling on businesses and the public to register their support of the campign at and contact their local MPs.

FairFuelUK now has more than 251,000 members but aims to double that figure in a bid to make a bigger impact in the minds of MPs.

Quentin Willson, motoring journalist and official spokesman for FairFuelUK, said: “If we can drive our community up towards 500,000 supporters in advance of all the campaigning and lobbying we are doing in the next few weeks in Parliament we will have an even greater chance of seeing off that 3ppl tax hike.”

On March 7 around 300 protestors supported FairFuelUK’s mass lobby of MPs at Westminster in the campaign for fuel duty cuts ahead of the Budget. The protest included delivery of the Centre for Economics and Business Research’s (CEBR) report, which reveals that even a modest cut in fuel duty of 2.5ppl would create 180,000 new jobs and boost GDP by 0.33%, to 10 Downing Street.

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