Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Stephen Metcalfe MP: Fuel Duty cancelled for South Basildon and East Thurrock as new car registrations soar

Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has said he is delighted at the news that the cancellation of Labour’s fuel duty rise has today been put into law.

This follows George Osborne’s announcement last week that the Government would cancel the rise that was planned for January 2013. This keeps fuel 10p cheaper than it would have been under Labour and saves the typical motorist £40.

New car registrations released the day after the Autumn Statement showed that there are 11 per cent more motorists who will benefit from this cancellation compared to November last year. 

Mr Metcalfe commented: “People who live and work in South Basildon and East Thurrock will be thrilled that the Chancellor has cancelled Labour’s rise in fuel duty.”

“I am delighted that 5.6 million motorists in the South East will benefit will benefit from this cancellation. With more and more people buying cars in the UK it could not have been better timed.”

“Coupled with the income tax cut, this is a fantastic boost for households working hard to make ends meet”.