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Chair of fair fuel group at Westminster welcomes news of continued duty freeze

3 Oct 2018

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The chair of a cross-party Westminster group on fair fuel has welcomed news that the UK Government is to continue the freeze on fuel duty in the upcoming Budget.

Prime Minister Theresa May is due to announce in her conference speech this morning that there will be no tax rises on petrol and diesel.

It will be the ninth year in a row that drivers have been spared increased costs at the pumps.

The freeze has saved motorists an average of £850 and van drivers £2,000 since 2010.

Kirstene Hair, Scottish Conservative MP for Angus and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on fair fuel, said:

“This is welcome news for millions of drivers and businesses across the UK.

“A continued duty freeze will make a real difference for people who rely on their cars to get to work each day.

“It will also provide a boost for small businesses and haulage firms up and down the country.

“At a time when household incomes are under pressure, it is clear that this Conservative government is on the side of hard-working families.”