MPs from across the East have welcomed the Chancellor's announcement that he is cancelling a planned increase of 3p in fuel tax.
A deadline for talks aimed at settling a dispute between fuel tanker drivers and their employers has been extended by a week.
Tanker drivers have until Monday April 16, to decide whether or not they plan to go ahead with action.
Campaigners who are trying to convince the government to reduce fuel duty will be at Westminster this lunchtime as part of National Fair Fuel Day. Among them is the MP for Harlow Robert Halfon, who's calling on the Chancellor not to impose any fuel tax increase in the Budget.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the mass lobby this afternoon. Fair Fuel UK wants the politicians to meet those most affected by the high costs of petrol and diesel.
Cars are becoming an 'unaffordable necessity' in rural areas according to the Countryside Alliance.
New figures show the cost of diesel at rural filling stations is on average four pence higher than in urban areas.
This week in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk the lowest diesel prices were still above the national average.