Conservative MP: 'Departments' under-spending will help scrap fuel duty'

Conservative MP Chloe Smith has told ITV News that the Government's u-turn on fuel duty was "important" in order to "put the money to good use". Ms Smith said that the Government were looking into 'departmental under-spends' to support the u-turn.

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Fuel duty increase cancelled

The Chancellor has scrapped August's planned 3p rise in fuel duty and frozen the tax for the rest of this year. The £550m cost of the change will be paid for by departmental savings across Whitehall.