This petition is to ask the Government to delay the reform of rebated fuels. UK businesses, especially in the construction industry, are in need of support against the current price increases in the fuel market.
Businesses are expected to stomach a large duty and VAT increase from rebated to non-rebated fuels from the 1st of April. Economic sanctions taken against Russia and the war in Ukraine are creating a perfect storm within the fuel supply market. Businesses are already under pressure so a further large increase will be detrimental to business and could mean many shut down.
I want the Government to delay the reform of rebated fuels so that it gives the construction industry time to bounce back after the pandemic.
I understand the reasons and the carbon foot print is very much in the fore front of our minds. However, with the impact that this could have on the construction industry, I fear people may be put out of their jobs or even firms becoming insolvent because of the cost of the fuel. No other rebated fuel entitlements are being granted to the construction industry in place of the red diesel. This needs to happen before entitlement to use rebated fuels are taken away from the industry.
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