January 3p Fuel Duty Rise Will Hurt Hauliers Says Shiply
Shiply.com, the online transport marketplace, today voiced its concern over the government proposed 3p per litre fuel duty rise in January 2013
LONDON, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Shiply.com, the online transport marketplace, today voiced its concern over the government proposed 3p per litre fuel duty rise in January 2013.
With Labour's bid to delay an increase in fuel duty defeated in the Commons, it is very likely that the UK government's proposed 3p a litre fuel duty increase in January is going ahead.
According to the Road Haulage Associations, this means an increase of £1,200 a year to the cost of filling each lorry or a monthly profit loss of £100 per vehicle for hauliers. For large removal companies or haulage firms, the profit loss could be in hundreds of thousands of pounds annually, not something to be ignored.
With many haulage and courier companies already struggling due to recent fuel price increases, the proposed fuel duty will be another blow to the haulage industry and may force some smaller hauliers out of business says Shiply, the online transport marketplace with more than 55,000 courier and haulage firms as members.
Robert Matthams, Shiply's Managing Director said: "If at all possible, the government should delay the proposed fuel duty increase in January. Many hauliers are still adjusting to the impact of the last price rise and the change in the economic climate; it's definitely not a good time to introduce another fuel duty increase".
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