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Fuel prices in remote areas could be lowered

Government plans to reduce fuel prices in rural areas have taken a step forward.

Fuel retailers in remote areas are being asked to let the government know how much they charge for petrol and diesel. The government is preparing to ask the European Commission for permission to extend the existing Island Fuel Rebate Scheme to remote rural areas on the mainland.

Areas that would be affected:

  • North Yorkshire
  • Northumberland