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Budget 2015: UKPLG calls for fuel parity

The organisation says that a longer-term move to maintain lower fuel duty for LPG Autogas will help to support the UK’s ongoing air quality targets and save public funds by improving air quality in urban locations.

It added that providing equal recognition for LPG Autogas in the fuel duty commitment to 2024 will also deliver significant benefits to the UK economy through VAT paid on vehicle conversions.

“We urge the government to seize its last chance before the General Election to ensure duty parity for all gaseous fuels,” said Rob Shuttleworth, UKLPG’s chief executive.

“LP Autogas emits fewer of the pollutants harmful to human health than diesel, and less carbon than both diesel and petrol. It has a clear role to play in tackling GHG emissions from transport and improving air quality in our cities. Therefore, we urge George Osborne to ensure that all transport fuels have a level playing field.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.