loader image
Trending News
HomePoliticsVictory for The Sun as fuel duty frozen for a record TENTH year – as PM promises Budget will work for White Van Man

Victory for The Sun as fuel duty frozen for a record TENTH year – as PM promises Budget will work for White Van Man

Victory for The Sun as fuel duty frozen for a record TENTH year – as PM promises Budget will work for White Van Man

FUEL duty will be frozen at this week’s Budget for the TENTH year running in a major victory for the Sun’s legendary Keep It Down campaign.

Boris Johnson said: “I firmly believe that the economic recovery is going to be powered by white van man amongst others.”

🔵Read our Budget 2021 live blog for the latest news & updates

Fuel duty will be frozen for the TENTH year running in a major victory for the Sun’s legendary Keep It Down campaign

 

 

And The Sun understands that means freezing the hated levy at 57.95p per litre after plans to hike it were abandoned amid fears it will punish drivers who are helping the country bounce back.

At the weekend Chancellor Rishi Sunak insisted: “I would like to be able to keep taxes low for people in general.

“I’m a conservative and I believe in that.”

And a Treasury source said: “Throughout this crisis the Chancellor has protected the wallets of hard working Sun readers and that will continue at this Budget and beyond.”

The stunning victory for hard-pressed drivers – who already pay the most for at the pumps in Europe – comes after a decade of campaigning by Fair Fuel UK and Tory MPs led by powerful backbencher Robert Halfon.

Mr Halfon said: “A big thank you to the Sun Keep it Down campaign and Fair Fuel UK.

Reuters

At the weekend Chancellor Rishi Sunak insisted: ‘I would like to be able to keep taxes low for people in general’[/caption]

Getty Images – Getty

The victory for hard-pressed drivers – who already pay the most for at the pumps in Europe – comes after a decade of campaigning by Fair Fuel UK[/caption]

Howard Cox is the founder of FairFuelUK
Howard Cox, founder of Fair Fuel UK, added that he was ‘over the moon’

And he said the move shows “cutting the cost of living isn’t just a slogan but a meaningful pledge from Boris.”

Most read in News

HEARTACHE


‘Exceptional’ dad-of-two, 42, dies just 6 weeks after being told he has cancer

FIND THEM


Hancock’s desperate plea to find mystery traveller at large with Brazilian strain

CATCH UP CLASS


Kids’ summer hols could be slashed for YEARS to catch up on lost school time

DEATHS PLUMMET


Covid cases halve in a week and deaths at lowest since OCTOBER as 104 die

‘MATE CRIME’


My disabled son was murdered by ‘friend’ who pushed his body around in a pram

FAMILY TRAGEDY


Girl, 5, critical as family 4×4 hit by ‘car chased by cops after burglary’


“Millions of motorists will breathe a big sigh of relief as the Chancellor has recognised their plight.”

Howard Cox, founder of Fair Fuel UK, said: “Motorists, van drivers and truckers across the UK will be thrilled at this decision and they will hope this is just the start of more pro motoring policies to come.

“The cost of navigating our roads remains the highest in the world and drivers still feel demonised for all environmental ills, but continuing the cap on duty will be saluted.”  

GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

,

Share: