LONDON, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Latest Independent research for FairFuelUK from ComRes will be presented to MPs on October 22nd in Parliament, Jubilee Room, October 22nd 9.30am - 11.30am that shows decade after decade 32m motorists have been ripped off by successive Governments as an easy way (a reliable cash cow) to support General Taxation to the tune of £42bn* each and every year. *(in Fuel Duty, VED and VAT).
This huge voting sector of the UK population has been allowed to believe that the Government is spending more of this levy on their roads infrastructure and less on other General taxation than they thought. This is contrary to what exactly happens as shown in the ComRes Research at this link: http://www.fairfueluk.com/pressreleaseoct17.html
Only 18.6% of this Road User Tax goes back into Roads Infrastructure. 26.8% of Road User Tax goes into spending on public transport and the railways (This kills the myth that the motorist and haulier does not support or care about public transport. This hard working group of motorists and commercial drivers has been conned, duped and lied to, about where their tax is actually spent. It's time for politicians to listen to this silent majority who represent 70% of the electorate and to give them a better deal.
Also in this groundbreaking ComRes research it is clear that by supporting FairFuelUK's continuing call for a 3p fuel duty cut (7 out of 10 saying it will benefit the economy with 52% of carless households agreeing with this statement), politicians will considerably improve their chances of gaining more votes at the General Election, particularly in the 40 marginal seats covered in this independent research. This is further proof that's been shown over the last 4 years in regular polling of FairFuelUK's 750,000 supporters that 87.7% will vote or maybe change their voting intention for the Candidate or Party that recognises Road User issues. See ComRes at http://www.fairfueluk.com/pressreleaseoct17.html
This should be a win-win for MPs both in terms of the economy and to keep their parliamentary seats. BUT will they listen?
Full press release at http://www.fairfueluk.com/pressreleaseoct17.html
The FairFuelUK Manifesto can be seen and downloaded at this link (embargoed Oct 22):
Our Latest ComRes Market Research (embargoed Oct 22) can be seen at:
SOURCE FairFuel UK