Government must implement a fair fuel policy
This week saw forecourt prices rise to a new all-time high following the implementation of the latest fuel duty rise and the VAT increase.
In response David Cameron stated that the increase is very 'painful and difficult' for motorists and confirmed the Treasury is looking again at a fuel duty stabiliser.
His comments have been welcomed by The Fuelcard Company, which says that a fair fuel stabiliser will be a lifeline for small and medium-sized fleet businesses whose survival is hanging in the balance. And with the Energy Agency predicting oil prices topping $100 a barrel within months, there is little relief in sight.
Jakes de Kock, marketing director at The Fuelcard Company, commented: 'The fleet industry has already been let down by the Government once, after plans for a fair fuel stabiliser failed to materialise, so it is imperative it delivers on its promises this time, or there may well be strike action. These latest fuel price increases have hit small and medium-sized businesses particularly hard with many forced out of business. I would strongly urge the Government to listen to the needs of the industry before it's too late.'
The Fuelcard Company has also renewed its Government petition calling for lower fuel tax for commercial drivers. To sign up to the petition visit www.fuelcardroadshow.co.uk