Fuel duty under spotlight

The TaxPayer's Alliance is ramping up pressure on the Government to cut duty on fuel.

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Fuel duty protests - Full report

Independent fuel retailers are urging drivers to lobby their MPs to demand a freeze on fuel tax.

They've teamed up with the pressure group "The Taxpayers' Alliance" to highlight just how much of what we pay at the pump goes straight to the Government.

Petrol station owners say high prices are hurting them just as much as their customers, as Ryan Dollard reports.

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Fuel duty campaign

The TaxPayer's Alliance (TPA) is ramping up pressure on the government to cut duty on fuel. Together with the Petrol Retailer's Association (PRA) they are setting up stands on 5,000 independent forecourts around the country today to ask motorists to lobby local MP's.

Sixty pence in every pound spent on petrol or diesel in the UK goes directly to the treasury.The UK has the highest tax component of unleaded petrol in the EU.

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