Willson to lead fuel cost protest

Quentin Willson will be heading FairFuelUK campaigners in a petition against skyrocketing fuel prices, it has been revealed.

The TV presenter will lead a delegation to lobby the Treasury and hand over a letter meant for Chancellor George Osborne urging him to scrap April's fuel duty increase of 1p a litre.

The campaigners will open a banner with a fuel tanker image revealing the amount of diesel and petrol tax that is made up of the Government's fuel duty.

The delegation will also hand out letters addressed to all MPs in Parliament.

Mr Osborne's letter will contain suggested measures to decrease fuel prices and to stabilise them.

Mr Osborne has said that he is considering the matter of the planned April rise.

Mr Willson said: "The increasing cost of fuel is strangling the economy, stoking up inflation and really hurting businesses and the public.

"The Government need to act boldly and rule out that April increase immediately to give people and businesses confidence."

The FairFuelUK campaign is backed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the Freight Transport Association (FTA), The Fuel Card Company and the RAC as well as other businesses, trade bodies and members of the motoring public.

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