MP for Waveney Peter Aldous has this week expressed his continued support for a reduction in the rate of fuel duty.
Aldous was joined by Quentin Willson and his Fair Fuel UK team in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon Monday to add his voice to the call for a better deal on petrol and diesel taxation in the forthcoming Budget.
Mr Aldous said:
“I am extremely concerned about the burden that high fuel prices are having on people in the Waveney area, where wages are lower than the national average and in travelling to work people have no alternative but to use the car. I will continue to campaign to end the fuel duty escalator ahead of the Budget on behalf of my constituents, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet.”
Quentin Willson said:
“We were delighted to meet with Peter Aldous at our Westminster Lobby. Families and businesses are struggling under the dead weight of paying 80p per litre in combined VAT and Fuel Duty. This is hurting families, damaging businesses and holding back growth. Our research shows that high fuel costs are the nation’s Number 1 financial priority. The Chancellor needs to be bold and cut fuel duty in his Budget. A significant cut in Fuel Duty will give the economy the kick start it needs. Much of the perceived loss in revenue will be made up by the tax take from the resultant economic growth. With sterling's recent fall and rising oil prices the approaching spectre of diesel at £1.60 litre is a nightmare this country simply can't face.”
Waveney District Council is conducting a Community Governance Review (CGR) for Lowestoft and the surrounding area and a Final Proposal has been published. Residents can use the Lowestoft CGR online consultation form to give their final comments on the proposal until 31 October 2016.
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