Tag Archives: Fuel duty

Roy Mocks SF ‘Fag Packet’ economics in Fuel Duty Debate

Roy wound up a debate on an Ulster Unionist amendment to a motion on Fuel Duty 24/4/12 click to hear part of debate “That this Assembly condemns the forthcoming 3p rise in the cost of fuel; notes that our people pay some of the highest fuel costs in Europe; recognises the potentially significant cost to the block grant of devolving fuel duty; and calls on the Executive to lobby Her Majesty’s Government to take action to address high fuel prices in Northern Ireland.”   Mr Beggs: The main motion sought to solve the difficulty of the high cost of fuel in Northern Ireland by simply devolving the tax-raising powers on fuel duty. What was not explained, although I did attempt to draw it out, is how that gap in funding would be filled. Clearly, there are European rulings and regulations to indicate that a region, if it is to diversify … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Assembly, Video | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment