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RHA Supports fuel price amendment to Finance Bill PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 May 2008

The RHA has welcomed the recently tabled amendments tabled to the Finance Bill, are aimed at stabilising fuel prices generally and at reducing the price of fuel sold to road haulage operators.

The RHA is calling on MPs of all parties to set aside party political considerations and to support the amendments, which are intended to bring more stability to the economy and to protect the viability of the professional haulage sector in the UK. The amendments have been tabled by the SNP, reflecting the particularly strong impact of fuel price rises in Scotland.

UK hauliers provide an efficient and responsive service that is essential to the economy but they are in the eye of the storm created by soaring world oil prices. These amendments recognise the impact that volatile prices are having on the economy and the particular problems of road hauliers, for whom diesel is the key cost and who face competition from low-cost trucks from Ireland and the continent.

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