Further action taken on fuel duty

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in the House of Commons this afternoon (26 June) that the planned 3p rise in Fuel Duty from August 2012 will not now be going ahead. During Treasury Questions, George Osborne also said that Fuel Duty would be frozen for the rest of the year.

Commenting on the decision, Mr Evennett said “I am pleased that the Government has listened to the representations made on this issue. If Labour were still in power, road users would be paying 10p per litre more in Fuel Duty.

“I do hope that the Chancellor’s decision will help alleviate the concerns of families and small businesses across the Country.”

Prior to this announcement, the Government had postponed other planned rises, cut fuel tax by 1p per litre and introduced a fair fuel stabiliser.