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Fuel rip-off must end, says RHA chairman

Road Haulage Association (RHA) national chairman Richard Fry called on those attending the trade association’s annual lunch today to support action to achieve stability on fuel pricing.

“‘Let’s put a stop to being ripped off,” Fry told guests attending the event in London.

The call to arms came as campaign group FairFuelUK (FFUK), which the RHA is a key supporter of, backed efforts by Robert Halfon MP to introduce legislation to provide a breakdown of the amount of tax paid on fuel receipts.

Halfon, founder of the PetrolPromise.com campaign, will make his case for this transparency measure in the Houses of Commons on 16 October, under a ten-minute rule motion.

FFUK supported Halfon’s recent appearance in the house when he called on the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the UK oil sector.

Quentin Willson, the national spokesman for FairFuelUK, said: “Letting us all see how much of our money goes to the government every time we buy a litre of fuel is fair tax transparency.

“I want a mandatory breakdown of the price of fuel clearly displayed on every fuel receipt in the UK. We have a right to know how much the Treasury takes in tax.”

Willson, who was the guest speaker at the lunch, described road freight as the lifeblood flowing through the arteries of the UK economy and called for a fairer deal on fuel for operators.

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