12 JUN 2015

Fuel Duty

This is an incredibly important issue for families and businesses in Dover and Deal.

The Chancellor will deliver his Budget on 8th July and I can't speculate on the exact measures he will set out. However, the Conservatives have a strong record of action on fuel duty. The Coalition Government scrapped Labour's hated fuel duty escalator, which put the tax up above inflation every year. It then froze fuel duty from 2011, continuing until 2016. This is the longest fuel duty freeze in 20 years and saves a family around £10 every time they fill up their car.

This helps to ease the pressure on family budgets and reduce business costs. I look forward to see if the Chancellor will continue the fuel duty freeze and will be closely monitoring and developments.

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