George Osborne faces pressure over fuel hike

Motorists received another blow earlier this week when Labour's Commons motion to have the planned January 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise deferred was defeated.

Chancellor George Osborne Credit: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

However there is speculation that Chancellor George Osborne will announce a postponement of the rise in his autumn statement next month.

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Fuel prices condemned

Petrol prices have fallen but drivers are still being short-changed, according to the AA. Average petrol prices have gone down from 138.95p a litre in mid October to 135.08p now, with diesel dropping from 143.74p a litre to 141.89p.