March 23 2022

The Confederation of Passenger Transport has issued a statement in response to today’s fuel duty cut.

A CPT spokesperson said:

“Today’s cut in fuel duty will help bus and coach operators with increasing costs that all road users are experiencing.

“It also runs the risk though of being perceived as an endorsement of travelling by car at a time when we need to be moving journeys from cars to sustainable transport to stay on track for the country’s net zero goals.

“Therefore, it’s vital that today’s announcement is matched by the government loudly promoting bus and coach travel and ensuring it delivers on the ambitions of its National Bus Strategy to improve services across the country. This should start by ensuring buses are given priority for road space to make journeys quicker and more reliable to encourage sustainable travel choices.”