08 DEC 2016

Fairer Prices At The Pumps

As the cost of oil rises, too often we see prices rocketing at the pumps. Yet when oil goes down, forecourt prices fall like a feather.

This is why, along with fellow Conservative MPs Maria Caulfield and Peter Aldous, in my role as the chair of the FairFuelUK parliamentary group I have made the case to the Chancellor Philip Hammond that the Government look into the concerns people have about forecourt pricing. It is welcome that the Chancellor listened to the concerns of MP's and continued the fuel duty freeze in his Autumn Statement. We must ensure we get the best deal on fuel for hard working families and small businesses in Dover and Deal.

That's why a new independent watchdog like PumpWatch is needed - to crack down on predatory pricing at the pump.

We also argued for more money to be spent on fixing and improving roads in places like Dover and Deal – rather than all the cash being spent in London.


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