The Government will not go ahead with its planned 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty in August, Chancellor George Osborne announced today.
The Chancellor’s retreat came less than 24 hours after Douglas Carswell MP demanded that the Government should back down and scrap their plans. The cancellation of the 3p tax hike marks the third time within less than a month that the Government has been defeated over proposals to increase taxes and VAT rates.
“I am delighted to hear that the Government has been forced to cancel the 3p increase in Fuel Duty, just like they were forced to retreat over their plans to increase VAT on static caravans and church repairs.”
“No one cheers more loudly when this government does the right thing. No one is more robust when they get it wrong."