Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll loveā€¦ Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile

Chancellor responds to pressure

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.
read more


Week ahead

Politics / UK Politics : Mark D'Arcy (8 hours ago)

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

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 27 Jun 2012

Local Interest / England : The First Post (2 years ago)

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

Autumn Statement in South East

Politics / UK Politics : Louise Stewart (3 years ago)

Many of the things I predicted yesterday would be in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement were confirmed by George Osborne today. A planned 3p a litre rise in fuel duty in January has been cancelled and a further rise in August limited... Read Post

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC