Decision to freeze, rather than cut, fuel duty is a missed opportunity

Budget 2017 - Philip Hammond

The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget. While Howard Cox and Quentin Willson from campaign group FairFuelUK were pleased the “chancellor has understood the debilitating effect of raising fuel duty on consumers, households, businesses and the broad economy” industry associations went on the attack. Christopher Snelling, the FTA’s head of national policy, said: “A freeze in fuel duty is a welcome decision, but it demonstrates a real […]