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MP Robert Halfon welcomes PM announcement that fuel duty to be frozen for tenth year

Business / Tue 2nd Mar 2021 at 11:11am

THE Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will tomorrow announce that the fuel duty freeze – which has saved the average driver £10 every time they fill up – will be maintained for the tenth year.

The announcement comes after a long running campaign from Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, which The Sun described as “a decade of campaigning by FairFuel UK and Tory MPs led by powerful backbencher Robert Halfon.”

In an interview about the freeze yesterday, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “I firmly believe that the economic recovery is going to be powered by white van man amongst others.”

Commenting on the news, Mr Halfon said “I have campaigned hard in Parliament ever since I was first elected in 2010 to keep fuel duty low. The campaign has resulted in a ten year fuel duty freeze saving Harlow motorists £10 every time they fill up.

“I am delighted that the Prime Minister has announced fuel duty will be frozen again because this really will help to support so many Harlow residents.

“This announcement shows that cutting the cost of living isn’t just a slogan but a meaningful pledge from the Prime Minister.”

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