MP Barker welcomes fuel duty changes

The cancellation of a fuel duty rise has been welcomed by a local MP.

Pevensey and Westham MP Greg Barker welcomed George Osborne’s announcement last week that the Government would cancel the rise that was planned for January 2013. This keeps fuel 10p cheaper than it would have been under Labour and saves the typical motorist £40.

“People who live and work in my constituency will be thrilled that the chancellor has cancelled Labour’s rise in fuel duty.

“There are 5.6 million motorists in the South East who will benefit – and the cancellation is well timed, with more and more people buying cars in the UK.

“Coupled with the income tax cut, this is a fantastic boost for households working hard to make ends meet.”

New car registrations were up by 11 per cent compared to November last year.