Petrol prices: Howard Cox calls for cuts to fuel duty
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Fuel duty has been frozen for the past ten years at 57.95 pence per litre and there has been much debate over the fate of the charge this time around. As the Government looks to encourage people to switch to electric cars, a rise to 60.79p per litre looked on the cards.
However, sources suggest the hike has been scrapped after petrol prices rose to record highs over the weekend.
Speaking on Farage on GB News last night, he said: “One of the themes we’ve been covering consistently on this programme is the cost of living.
“One that people are beginning to really notice is of course the cost of fuel.
“You might say ‘well at least we are able to buy fuel’ which a few weeks ago was rather difficult.
“Oil is trading at around 85 dollars a barrel, that is up 55 percent so far this year.
“Petrol hit 143 a litre yesterday on average with diesel correspondingly a little bit higher.
“[These are] massive percentage increases over the course of the year.
“And of course we have a budget coming up on Wednesday.”
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Mr Farage then welcomed Howard Cox, founder of FairFuelUK who are pushing for changes in fuel duty.
Instead of simply freezing the fee for an 11th year, they are pushing for rates to be further reduced to help out Britain’s motorists.
“You’ve been lobbying the Chancellor for a cut in fuel duty in the budget on Wednesday.
“Howard Cox I put it to you, you are whistling in the wind.”
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