Fuels: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 18th July 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of making it Government policy to introduce tax reductions on motor fuel for holders of Blue Badge parking permits.

Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak The Exchequer Secretary

Fuel duty becomes due to HMRC when fuel leaves the refinery or import warehouse for onward supply. Although it is included in the cost of fuel at the pump, it is not paid directly by motorists. On that basis, a fuel duty cut cannot be targeted at specific individuals – such as holders of Blue Badge parking permits.

In response to high fuel prices, the Government announced a temporary 5p cut to duty on petrol and diesel. This is a tax cut for consumers worth £2.4 billion in 2022-23.

All taxes remain under review.

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