MP backs decision to scrap fuel duty rise

Dec 06, 2012


High fuel prices have been an issue for many businesses across the country. In Milton Keynes, where our economy benefits from the activities of logistics companies, this will be a particularly important announcement.
The Milton Keynes South MP said: “I am really pleased with the Chancellor’s announcement to cancel this 3p rise. In a recent business breakfast meeting that I attended, the issue of fuel prices was raised by a number of business owners.”
“I previously lobbied the Chancellor to reconsider this rise and I am pleased that he has gone much further with a total cancellation of the fuel duty rise.”
Gary Telford, tax expert at business advisers PwC in Milton Keynes, said:"Cancelling the planned increase in fuel duty is a measure that will see small businesses breathing a sigh of relief as this will have an immediate impact on their day-to-day operations.
"The announcement will also be welcome news for working families in the region.”
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