James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire, is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut fuel duty in the Autumn Statement – and put more money in the pockets of people in North Wiltshire. Mr Gray is also urging the Chancellor to set up a powerful PumpWatch watchdog to stop motorists in North Wiltshire from getting ripped off at the forecourt by big oil companies. Mr Gray is among more than 50 MPs who have signed a letter to Mr Hammond, urging him to help hard-pressed families and small businesses in places like North Wiltshire.
The letter was sent by Dover MP Charlie Elphicke, chair of the FairFuel APPG, this week.
James said: “I’m backing this letter as cutting fuel duty would be a huge boost to drivers in North Wiltshire– and of massive benefit to local businesses.”
“When prices rise at the pump, it’s hard-working families and businesses that are hit hardest.
“Too often drivers in North Wiltshire are taken for a ride by big oil companies. They feel fuel prices fall like a feather but rise like a rocket.
“That’s why I’m also urging the Chancellor to set up a new PumpWatch body to police predatory pricing at the pump. This would stop motorists in North Wiltshire from getting ripped off.”