Rob Flello MP Labour Member for Stoke-on-Trent South and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Freight Transport presented a Fair Fuel UK Petition to 10 Downing Street today which calls for a 3p cut in Fuel Duty.
Rob said: "The Chancellor needs to put forward a budget which will help individuals and businesses. A cut in fuel duty would bring welcome relief to many who are struggling to with rising energy costs."
Fuel duty consists of 60% of the price paid by consumers for fuel. The Fair Fuel Campaign has consistently called for a decrease in duty paid and demanded that the Government launch inquiries into fuel price transparency.
Rob added: "The wide spread support the Fair Fuel UK campaign has gained from businesses and the public demonstrates the strength of feeling that the issue generates. As a Member of Parliament I am going to continue to press the Government to take action on this issue."
Rob presented the petition to Downing Street with Quentin Wilson, one of Britain’s best known motoring authorities.
Rob said: ‘The current fuel duty system is not sustainable and while a 3p cut in duty will help people immediately, the Government must take radical action to reform the system for the future..’