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Fuels: Rural Areas

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 5864, tabled on 18 July 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to make fuel more affordable for people in rural areas.

Answered on

25 July 2017

Since 2010 those living in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the islands in the Clyde and the Isles of Scilly have benefitted from a 5 pence per litre fuel price cut. In 2015 this scheme was extended to benefit those people living across seventeen of mainland UK’s most rural communities.

However, the Government recognises that fuel costs remain a significant part of business and household costs. This is why, at Autumn Statement 2016, the Government announced the main rate of fuel duty would remain frozen for the seventh successive year, saving the average driver £130 a year.

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