To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits to consumers of extending the Rural Fuel Duty Relief scheme to (a) Ynys Môn constituency and (b) other rural parts of Wales.
4 July 2022
The Rural Fuel Duty Relief gives support to petrol and diesel users by compensating fuel retailers in some rural areas. The criteria for the scheme are set out in a public notice that can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rural-duty-relief-scheme-notice-2001.
At Spring Statement 2022 in response to fuel prices reaching record levels, the government announced a temporary 12-month cut to duty on petrol and diesel of 5p per litre. This is the largest cash-terms cut across all fuel duty rates at once, ever, and is only the second time in 20 years that main rates of petrol and diesel have been cut. This cut represents savings for households and businesses worth around £2.4 billion in 2022-23.
The government has no current plans to revise Rural Fuel Duty Relief, but keeps all taxes under review.