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Haulage firms urged to fight 3p fuel rise

Haulage firms are being urged to fight a planned 3p fuel duty rise.

Haulage firms are being urged to fight a planned 3p fuel duty rise.

Hard-up hauliers have been urged to join the fight to stop a 3p rise in fuel duty, which campaigners say may cost firms thousands of pounds.

The Road Haulage Association says Boston firms should lobby MP Mark Simmonds to stop January’s planned increase in duty.

On Tuesday the Government saw off a vote to reverse the rise – but rumours suggest the chancellor could change his mind before his autmun statement.

The RHA says the 3p rise would add £1,200 a year to the cost of filling each lorry, wiping out any profits small firms could hope to make.

Spokesman Kate Gibbs told The Standard: “Our message to firms is contact your MP and join the Fair Fuel campaign. It won’t cost you anything and could save you an absolute fortune.”

 

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