“The PRA welcomes the news that seventeen of the UK’s most rural communities are a step closer to getting up to a 5p per litre fuel price cut. The government’s Rural Fuel Rebate scheme has today cleared the major hurdle gaining European Commission (EC) approval”, said Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association.
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has raised their concerns following comments that the industry will be warned for the first time by the Treasury to pass on price cuts to motorists. Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has vowed to write to all main fuel suppliers and distributors for “assurance” that they will pass on the benefits of falling crude oil prices to consumers “as quickly as possible”.
The million UK Supporters of the FairFuelUK Campaign call on Danny Alexander to set up an OFT Enquiry into the pricing process at the pumps. FairFuelUK says that Alexander’s call for oil companies and retailers to lower prices is a bit rich and opportunistic when the Government already takes over 62 per cent in Tax. FairFuelUK has called for a 3p cut in duty since it has proven that cutting duty is good for growth, new jobs and lowering inflation. For an essential resource so important to the public, haulage industry, businesses and the economy, why is there no transparent pricing control?
The DVLA warns that when applying online for a driving licence or to tax a vehicle, motorists should always make sure they use the official Gov.uk site. DVLA has been made aware of several websites offering a check and send service for driving licence or vehicle tax applications. Some sites exaggerate the nature of the services they provide, or deliberately underplay the services that people can get for free or at a lower cost from official sources.