Excise Duties: Fuels

HM Treasury written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the economy of a reduction in UK fuel duty to (a) the EU average, (b) an equivalent rate to that used in France and (c) an equivalent rate to that used in Luxembourg; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones The Exchequer Secretary

The government has made no assessment of the impact of reducing fuel duty rates to these levels.

At current exchange rates, the UK fuel duty rate on petrol is already lower than that applied in France.

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