Rugby MP welcomes good news at the petrol pumps following Govenrment u-turn on price rise

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A PLANNED price rise in fuel duty has been scrapped, it was announced yesterday (Tuesday).

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said he was pleased that Chancellor George Osborne had cancelled the planned 3p a litre rise in fuel duty this August.

Mr Osborne told Mr Pawsey and other MPs that the fuel duty will be frozen for the rest of the year.

Mr Pawsey said: “It’s good news that fuel prices have been falling over the last few weeks and even better news that the Chancellor has given this extra relief to millions of people across the country.

“This is a clear sign that the Government is listening and doing as much as it can for hard working families in these extremely difficult economic times.”