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Freight: Fuels

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 1387, tabled on 12 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of rising fuel prices on the haulage industry.

Answered on

26 May 2022

I am working closely with Cabinet colleagues to consider support we can provide in these challenging times. My Rt Hon Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has recently announced a 12 month cut to duty on petrol and diesel of 5p per litre, representing a saving worth around £200 for the average van driver, and £1,500 for the average haulier. This is on top of fuel duty rates having been frozen for twelve consecutive years.

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