FairFuelUK: Businesses can 'breathe a sigh of relief' over fuel duty move

Quentin Willson, FairFuelUK welcomes fuel duty freeze Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire

Quentin Willson, the national spokesman for the FairFuelUK campaign group has said today that the Chancellor's u-turn on a fuel duty increase was "democracy at its best". Mr Willson responded to the announcement:

"The Government has listened and have acted for the good of struggling consumers across the UK. This is democracy at its very best where a Government and a Chancellor can review decisions, and act with fairness and common sense".


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.