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Microlise becomes corporate supporter for FairFuelUK Campaign

The company says it is the first telematics firm to support the campaign and will be sharing the insight gained from data generated by vehicles connected to Microlise solutions.

Microlise joins existing campaign supporters including the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) plus the RAC.

“We see the beneficial impact that the FairFuelUK campaign has for haulage businesses, the field service sector and for UK PLC as a whole,” said Nadeem Raza, chief executive officer of Microlise. “We already have a close working relationship with the group leaders, but have decided to make our support official and consistent in order to further help it to achieve its goals.”

FairFuelUK campaign founder Howard Cox added: “We’ve achieved a lot in the last five years, but our mission is by no means over.  Every time anyone fills up at the pump the government gets 65% of the takings in tax – the highest Fuel Duty in the EU. This throttles businesses and adversely affects cost of living, investment and jobs. With the support of Microlise we hope to achieve our next set of ambitious targets.”

For the 2015-2020 campaign period, FairFuelUK hopes to lower fuel duty by at least 3p per litre, to initiate an independent transparent pump pricing inquiry and see the introduction of measures to ensure tax is always displayed on fuel receipts. The campaign group would also like to see the removal of VAT on fuel duty to stop double taxation.

FairFuelUK is currently running its UK Driver Opinion Survey 2015 which is set to be the largest survey of driver’s opinions ever undertaken in the UK. Complete the survey online at www.fairmotoring.com.  

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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.