Remote petrol stations could claim back 5p a litre in tax

Petrol stations in two of the North East's most remote areas could claim back up to 5p per litre in tax within a few months.

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Government plans rural petrol price rebates

Petrol stations insome of the most remote areas could soon claim back up to five pence per litre of tax.

The government wants to bring down fuel prices in the areas around Hawes in North Yorkshire but the plans still need European Council approval.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, says it will benefit the most isolated areas:

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Remote petrol stations could claim back 5p a litre in tax

Rural petrol stations could claim back 5p per litre in tax. Credit: PA

Petrol stations in two of the North East's most remote areas could claim back up to 5p per litre in tax within a few months.

The government wants to bring down fuel prices in Hawes in North Yorkshire and the area around Bellingham and Wark in Northumberland.

The proposals need approval from the European Council before they can be implemented.

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