Chancellor offers fuel duty cut of 5p per litre

Hard up motorists are set to benefit from a fuel duty cut of 5p per litre.

The announcement has been made by chancellor Rishi Sunak as he delivers his spring statement.

Mr Sunak said the cut would be one of a number of “immediate measures” aimed at tackling the cost of living crisis.

He described the cut as “the biggest cut to fuel duty rates ever”.

The move will take effect from 6pm tonight [Wednesday] and will last for a full year.

However, despite Mr Sunak’s assurances, it will only come into force as individual fuel retailers fill up their stocks.


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  • peter smith

    • March 23rd, 2022 14:41

    Having recently driven from Aberdeen to Inverness it’s clear that we are back to the “good old days” regarding fuel prices in Shetland. Prices ranged from 17p to 9p per litre less than in Lerwick. That was across filling stations in towns, villages, and service areas (no supermarkets) that would clearly be refilling their tanks with varying frequency.
    It will be interesting to see how quickly our “individual retailers refill their stocks”


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