FairFuelUK (FFUK) has launched a challenge to the parties contesting next year’s general election with the publication of its Manifesto for Growth 2015.
The document was launched at the Houses of Parliament at an event attended by more than 50 MPs from across the parties.
FFUK argues that lower fuel prices will be good for the economy and one of its main demands is a call for a 3ppl cut in fuel duty.
The call was backed by Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, who said: “Road haulage is a key service industry to the UK economy and relies almost entirely on diesel, yet diesel duty remains by far the highest in the EU. If we are to gain a competitive edge over our European counterparts we have to see a 3ppl fuel duty cut.”
He added: “FairFuelUK has done an excellent job in stopping the increase in fuel duty. However, the time has now come to see a fuel duty cut. Lower fuel duty is good for jobs and for growth.”