found capture at 20120601145507 Sitemap James Ramsbotham, NECC chief executive, said: "With petrol prices at the pump soaring beyond the £1 per litre mark, an additional increase in duty is seen to be potentially one of the most damaging moves the Government could make in the current, fragile economic climate. NECC is also concerned that the Chancellor will implement plans to cut the relief on empty commercial property rates. This is based on the, often wrong, assumption that landlords are purposefully leaving some buildings vacant.