Fair Fuel UK urge the Environment Secretary to think again about whacking White Van Man with yet more charges
In a letter, the Fair Fuel UK campaign group urged the Environment Secretary to think again about whacking White Van Man with yet more charges.
Motorists have made a last ditch plea to Michael Gove to shelve plans to ‘punish’ them with tax to improve air quality
And it warned that four in five motorists will have to carry on using their diesel cars whatever tax is introduced in ‘Clean Air Zones’ across the UK.
Fair Fuel co-founder Howard Cox said: “Thousands of our supporters, hard-working families, small business owners and drivers want a better environment.
“But not through punitive ineffective tax hikes.”
The letter comes with Mr Gove expected to detail the Government’s plans to slash toxic emissions by the end of this week.
The Government is duty bound by the courts to present its strategy by the end of July.
Former Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom incensed motorists in May by appearing to back plans for dozens of ‘Clean Air Zones’ with tax charges in cities across the UK.
Fair Fuel UK warned four in five motorists carry on using their diesel cars whatever tax is introduced
And she suggested a scrappage scheme for just 9,000 old cars to compensate Brits facing the new levies.
The former Labour government encouraged Brits to switch to diesel over a decade ago in a bid to cut climate warming CO2 emissions.
Tony Blair cut vehicle excise duty in 2001 to fuel the switch.
But the government has been sued by environmental groups after breaching air quality limits.
Mr Gove is expected to detail the Government’s plans to slash toxic emissions by the end of this week
Diesel cars have been blamed because they produce four times more nitrogen dioxide and 22 times more particulates.
Powerful Tory backbenchers such as former Minister Rob Halfon are among those furious at the Government plans.
Theresa May earlier this year insisted she was “very conscious” that motorists were encouraged to buy diesel – signalling there would be compensation.