CHANCELLOR HINTS HE WILL SCRAP FREEZE ON FUEL DUTY IN AUTUMN BUDGET
News today reveals that Chancellor Phillip Hammond has hinted that fuel duty could rise in the Autumn Budget. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“Any increase in fuel duty will undoubtedly spark fury from all drivers across the UK. This news would come at a particularly bad time with prices at the pump already at their highest in over four years*.
“Paying for fuel is part and parcel of owning a car but it’s clear that the government could end up pricing drivers off the roads if they continue to be penalised. According to our fuel price index, the average medium-sized car (57L) already now costs £74.24 to fill up.
“To save any money where possible, motorists should concentrate on making their cars more fuel efficient by driving at lower speeds, accelerating gradually and avoiding over-revving. They will also need to be savvy and shop around for the cheapest petrol prices in their area using our fuel price comparison service.”
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