Osborne 'set to freeze' fuel duty

Conservative rebels said they expect the Chancellor to freeze a planned 3p rise in fuel duty for another three to six months. The Government has defeated a Labour motion to postpone the duty rise by majority of 48.

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Rising fuel prices are 'number one consumer worry'

Ahead of tomorrow's vote in Parliament on a planned 3p a litre increase in fuel duty next month, the consumer organisation Which? has warned of the impact a rise in prices would have on household budgets.

Rising fuel prices are the number one consumer worry and people are already telling us they're having to cut back and dip into savings just to get by.

On the back of inflation-busting energy bill rises and increasing food prices, consumers can little afford another hit on their household budget. We're calling on the Government to think again about their plans to increase fuel duty in January.

The forthcoming Autumn Statement must focus on measures that will help put money back in the pockets of consumers, because the economic recovery is at risk if we don't increase consumer confidence.

– Which? executive director Richard Lloyd

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