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Fuel retailers to display Government tax duty

Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) members will be displaying how much the Government adds to the price of fuel to customers on its forecourts.

Supplied by the TaxPayers’ Alliance the fuel tax stand underlines how much from the price of every litre goes to the fuel retailer.

The cards claim that, out of every £30 spent at the pumps, £18 is paid in fuel duty and VAT, with only £1 out of the remaining £12 going to the retailer.

The fuel tax stands are central to a publicity campaign being launched by the TaxPayers’ Alliance and is being fully supported by the PRA.

The campaign is aimed at convincing the Government to cut fuel duty by 5ppl.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “We believe the fuel tax stand is the perfect way to help explain to our customers that far from profiteering from high fuel prices, fuel retailers are also suffering as the Government takes 60% of the cost of every litre which amounts to more than £30 billion total “tax take” from forecourts every year.”

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