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Fuels: Prices

Question for Treasury

UIN 138294, tabled on 11 March 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support (a) care workers and (b) other workers in low paid sectors with the recent increase in the cost of fuel.

Answered on

21 March 2022

In recognition of high prices at the pump and the fact that fuel represents a major cost for households and businesses, the Chancellor announced at the Autumn Budget 2021 that fuel duty would remain frozen for a twelfth consecutive year. This benefits consumers across the UK, and represents savings worth almost £8 billion over the next five years.

More widely, the Government is providing over £20 billion this financial year and next to help families, which also includes cutting the Universal Credit taper rate, freezing alcohol duty, and helping households with their energy bills through our £9.1 billion Energy Bills Rebate.

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