Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for the The Fuelcard People, says that the March 2015 Budget did not go far enough to offer real help for our members.


“This was disappointing,” he said. “Leaving fuel duty unchanged was unimpressive, given the amount of money he found to make headlines in other areas. Britain’s trade associations represent millions of commercial road users. Every UK business either runs vehicles directly or depends upon resources delivered by road. Cancelling the September fuel duty increase achieves virtually nothing.”


He said, “Mr. Osborne could have boosted the economy with a single, simple measure, but failed to recognise the impact of fuel duty. A duty reduction would instantly help every bottom line, increase every investment budget and boost spending.”


Steve Clarke is certainly qualified to comment. The Fuelcard People is the strategic fuel cards partner for our association, whose members all enjoy preferential rates on an unbeatable range of fuel cards. This means that members can save up to 5p per litre on petrol and diesel, compared with national average pump prices – with savings of up to 10p per litre on motorway refuelling. Unlike other suppliers, it does not levy a transaction charge, network fee or other hidden surcharge on any of its commercial rate fuel cards.


Members should contact The Fuelcard People to find out more about significant fuel cost savings and all the other benefits on offer.