News Articles‎ > ‎

Cumbernauld's MP wants brakes put on fuel VAT increase

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 00:00 GMT on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011.

Top Links:   About Cumbernauld    About Us    Advertise    Directory    History    Local Information    Our sister sites    Newswire    

Like it? Share it!


CUMBERNAULD, Kilsyth and East Kirkintilloch MP Gregg McClymont is calling for the UK Government Chancellor George Osbourne to reverse the decision to hit fuel with a VAT increase.
 
Recently, Gregg met with local Taxi driver Harry Dillon, to see how it was affecting local people.
 
Mr Dillon told Gregg that, “The increased fuel prices have had a devastating effect on my income. I welcome Gregg’s call to reverse the VAT rise on fuel and hope that the coalition government take heed.”


Donate to Cumbernauld Media and keep Cumbernauld's local website alive and online. Thank you.  

The decision by the Conservative/ Liberal Democrat UK Government to increase VAT up to 20 per cent, in January has added nearly 3p to the price of a litre of petrol.

Commenting, Gregg said: “I’ve consistently opposed the Conservative-led government’s VAT rise which has hit families in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch, and helped to push up petrol prices to their current record levels.

George Osborne should immediately reverse the VAT rise on fuel, which has added nearly 3p to the price of a litre of petrol, using the extra £800m the Treasury will be getting from the bank levy.

And in the Budget later this month George Osborne should look again at the annual fuel duty rise due in April. The last Labour government often postponed planned duty increases when world oil prices were on the up - as they are now. The Tories promised a ‘fuel duty stabiliser’ to win votes before the election, but if they don’t deliver one it will just be another broken promise from this government."


Donate to Cumbernauld Media and keep Cumbernauld's local website alive and online. Thank you.  
Search for more news

    
Like us on Facebook

 
Cumbernauld's top spots