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Budget 2016: RAC reacts to continued fuel duty freeze

News   •   Mar 16, 2016 13:36 GMT

RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: “Motorists will be relieved that the Chancellor has not used low fuel prices as an opportunity to raise duty on petrol and diesel to help reduce the deficit.

“But, with the Government’s own evidence showing that lower fuel prices are good for the economy, we are disappointed Mr Osborne didn’t make a longer-term commitment to freeze duty beyond next year’s Budget. This would have been the ideal opportunity for the Chancellor to freeze fuel duty for the life of this Parliament and improve his already good record on fuel duty.

“We also believe that the Chancellor’s choice of words will make it difficult for him to announce any fuel duty rises in the future.”