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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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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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