PRA WELCOMES NEWS OF PLANS TO FREEZE FUEL DUTY

Published 30/09/2013 00:00:00 in Press Releases

The Petrol Retailers' Association (PRA) welcomes the announcement that the Chancellor George Osborne MP has pledged in today’s keynote speech, to freeze fuel duty until the next election in May 2015, meaning that the planned duty rise of 2 pence per litre in September 2014 is unlikely to go ahead.

Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association comments, “The PRA has been lobbying Government and the Treasury to make an early announcement about their intentions on freezing fuel duty, so it is welcoming news to hear the Chancellor’s commitment. It will be the longest period of duty freeze (4 years, 4months), in over 40 years if the announcement goes ahead as planned.

“Although this is a step in the right direction, it is disappointing that the announcement was dampened with a comment by George Osborne saying, ‘provided we can find the savings to pay for it’. The PRA will continue to liaise with government and we hope to see further developments in due course”.

ENDS

Notes for editors:

Rupal Rawal, Communications Assistant
Tel: 020 7307 3412
Mob: 07528 977 157
Press Office direct line: 020 7307 3422
Press Office fax: 020 7307 3406

Web: www.rmif.co.uk Email: rupal.rawal@rmif.co.uk

Brian Madderson is available for interview. Please contact the press office.

The Petrol Retailers Association represents some 5,500 independent forecourts which is 60% of the total UK market. A trade association committed to helping members run their businesses legally and profitably adapting to new challenges in the market place.

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