Call for action to tackle rural fuel costs

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Ceredigion MP Mark Williams has once again raised the issue of fuel costs in the House of Commons, and put pressure on the Government to reduce the cost of fuel in rural areas.

In a recent debate of all Welsh MPs about the impact of the announcements in Autumn Statement on Wales, Mr Williams raised the measures which were announced to assist small businesses in Wales, and the measures taken to tackle the price of fuel for motorists.

Mr Williams said: “Whilst I welcome the moves made by the Government to tackle fuel prices for motorists announced in the Autumn Statement, such as the freeze in fuel duty and the abolition of the Fuel Duty Escalator, I again raised the issue of the criteria surrounding the fuel duty rebate, and my disappointment that Wales was not included in the Governments call for evidence. I hope the Wales Office Ministers present in the Welsh Grand Committee will take this message back to the Treasury.”

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