The Chancellor of the Exchequer has just announced in the Commons that he will not proceed with the planned 3p increase in fuel duty this August.
In his Autumn Statement George Osborne postponed a scheduled 3p rise in fuel duty for January but said that the planned rise this Summer would proceed - even though it would be cut from 5p to 3p.
He has now responded to pressure from some Tory backbenchers and The Sun newspaper who were joined by Labour today when Ed Balls called for the duty to be frozen.
It's a big week in the Commons with MPs debating the government's latest anti-terrorism bill and the Chancellor delivering his Autumn Statement, jousting with the Lords over judicial review and debating whether to set a target for d... Read Post
OSBORNE FEREEZES 3P FUEL TAX RISE Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Commons yesterday that the government will postpone its 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty in August until January next year. Labour had threatened to bring the ... Read Post