3p Rise in Fuel Duty Postponed

Commenting on the news that the government has announced it will postpone its 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty until January next year, local MP Simon Hart said:

"I am delighted to hear that this price rise won't now go ahead in August as planned. It follows a private meeting that I had with the Chancellor and a few other Conservative MPs about 10 days ago.

"We stressed the impact that any fuel duty rise would have on rural communities in particular and I am very pleased that he has listened to our concerns on this."

Fuel duty will now be frozen for the rest of the year.

Chancellor George Osborne said: "We are on the side of working families and businesses and this will fuel our recovery at this very difficult economic time for the world."