Moves to tackle fuel prices welcomed

CEREDIGION MP Mark Williams has welcomed moves made in last week’s Autumn Statement to tackle the price of fuel.

The Chancellor announced the Fuel Duty escalator will be abolished, and next year’s rise in fuel duty has been frozen, rather than the 2p per litre increase which was due following measures put in place by the last Government.

Mr Williams said: “This is helpful to many families across Wales, particularly those in rural areas like Ceredigion, where a car is a necessity, not a luxury.

“This Government has abolished Labour’s Fuel Duty Escalator, meaning fuel will now cost 20p less per litre than it was due to be if the previous Government had still been in power, saving customers around £11 every time they fill up their car.

“I was also pleased the Chancellor stated that through the Barnett Formula, Wales should get a net increase in its budget, meaning the Assembly will be able to implement measures being introduced in England such as free schools meals for youngest primary school children.”

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