George Osborne could bow to demands to defer a planned 3p hike in fuel duty, reports the Daily Mail.
The rise is due to come in at the start of the year, but Conservative backbenchers now say the Chancellor is set to delay it further, heading off a threatened mutiny.
Labour is putting forward a Commons motion today, calling for a three-month freeze in the levy, which is already the highest in Europe.
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