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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.

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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".

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