Fuel duty freeze will encourage greater car use

Fuel duty freeze will encourage greater car use

Following the announcement today that fuel duty is to be frozen for the ninth year in a row, Bus Users UK is calling for buses to be fully exempt from fuel duty in order to offer a more sustainable and less polluting alternative to the car.

Responding to the announcement Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users said: “A freeze on fuel duty will encourage greater car use, which will add to the traffic and pollution in our already heavily congested town and city centres.

“Exempting buses from fuel duty until they move onto greener fuels will ensure operators can continue to offer a genuinely viable, less polluting alternative to the car, as well as providing access to transport for the millions of people who either aren’t able to drive or choose not to.”
 

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