Scrapping 2p fuel duty rise is a hot topic

The planned 2p fuel duty rise due in September is now cancelled. It is a hot topic but has the Chancellor gained political credit for cancelling it for past two years?

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Budget homes plan loophole

The Treasury has still not explicitly said it will prevent homeowners from using Government-backed mortgage guarantees to buy second homes, after ITV News exposed the loophole. It is also feared the cost of the scheme could be passed onto borrowers.