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Robert Halfon campaigns against Sainsbury’s-ASDA merger fuel price rise

News / Mon 13th Aug 2018 at 03:43pm

 

Robert Halfon campaigns against Sainsbury’s-ASDA merger fuel price rise

ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, has raised concerns that the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and ASDA will damage competition amongst fuel retailers. He highlights growing fears that this will lead to an increase in fuel prices for motorists.

Mr Halfon has worked closely with FairFuelUK for a number of years to lower fuel duty and keep costs down for hardworking motorists. On 10 August, they wrote to the Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Andrew Tyrie, seeking a guarantee that petrol prices would not be affected by the merger.

This letter comes four months after Robert wrote to the CMA, raising concerns that the merger would lead to job losses in his constituency, Harlow.

Robert Halfon said: “I have serious concerns that this merger will affect market competition and there is a worry it will cause motorists to be hammered at the pumps.

Britons are already the highest taxed motorists in the world and any cut in competition is bad news.”

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2 Comments for Robert Halfon campaigns against Sainsbury’s-ASDA merger fuel price rise:

xpd549
2018-08-14 07:09:00

'keep costs down for hardworking motorists.' What about lazy, work shy motorists?

jarrett
2018-08-14 20:28:05

It tickles me the amount of time he uses hardworking be it residents,police,nursing staff and i am sure one day he will cock up and refer to hardworking unemployed.

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