FairFuelUK highlight some key findings from independent research from ComRes on fuel in the UK.
- 15% of households say that the cost of vehicle fuel is the day to day cost they are most concerned about and 60% of households rank it in the top three concerns.
- 69% of UK adults feel positive about a 3p cut in Fuel Duty and believe that it would benefit the economy or themselves personally.
- 52% of people living in carless households agree reduction in Fuel Duty could benefit the UK economy.
- 83% of Conservative and 83% of UKIP voters are supportive of a cut in Fuel Duty.
- 67% of Labour and 66% of Liberal Democrat voters are in favour of a cut.
- British adults greatly overestimate the proportion of tax revenue from road users spend on both local and national roads.
- 40% of those intending to vote UKIP said that they would solidify their vote even more if UKIP were to make the 3p pledge.
- The majority of British adults would be unlikely to change their vote to a party that pledged to cut Fuel Duty.
- The majority of British adults in the 40 most marginal constituencies either have no trust in the political parties to understand road users, or simply don’t know who understands them.
- Though none of the political parties generate much trust in their understanding of road users, the Labour Party comes top with 12% followed by the Conservatives at 10%.
- 28% of residents in marginal seats say they don't know which party best understands road users.
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/special-reports/04122014/uk-fuel-and-politics-facts/