Truckers unite to fight government fuel tax policy

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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) have clubbed together to seek advice on the legal standing of the government's fuel tax policy.

In their report, which is being presented as written evidence to the Burns Freight Taxes Inquiry, due to report later this month, the two associations are presenting seven potential legal arguments. And as well as looking at national law, they are also looking at EU law.

James Hookham, policy director at the FTA said: "Both associations are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for a legal fix to the problem of high fuel taxes. The legal investigations being carried out for us will help give us confidence on the selected avenues that we decide to pursue on behalf of our members."

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