Fuels: Excise Duties

Scotland Office written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the freeze on fuel duty on low income families in Scotland.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The Government recognises that transport is a major cost for households and businesses in Scotland.

That is why the Prime Minister recently announced that fuel duty will be frozen in 2019/20, a ninth successive freeze. This will benefit all drivers in Scotland and across the UK.

As a result of the last eight years of freezes, the average car driver has saved a cumulative £850 compared to pre-2010 escalator plans.

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