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Fuel Duty Frozen Again

Fuel Duty Frozen

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister confirmed last week at the Conservative Party Conference that fuel duty will be frozen for the ninth consecutive year. The news is welcomed by drivers, businesses and lobbying groups that have been campaigning for lower prices at the pumps. 

Had the fuel price escalator been in place motorists would be facing a fuel duty cost of 83.33 pence per litre instead of the 57.95 pence currently in place.  This would mean that drivers would be paying an extra £1.70 per litre of fuel with each fill. 

Whilst this is a welcome change, groups such as FairFuelUK are calling on the government to develop longer-term, more sustainable alternatives to fuel duties. Many businesses and groups are looking ahead to the Autumn Budget for further clarification on issues such as WLTP, Clean Air Zones and taxes for ULEV’s.



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