UK residents want cheaper fuel, website finds

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

More than nine in ten people say that petrol and diesel should be made cheaper by decreasing the amount of tax paid on them.

UK residents who surveyed say that George Osborne, the chancellor, should decrease the amount of tax that car insurance holders have to pay on fuel.

It remains to be seen whether Mr Osborne will use the forthcoming Budget to make such a move. He is due to make his announcement at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 21 March 2012.

"We're all feeling the pinch but motorists have been hit hardest by the steady rising cost of fuel," said the website's Clare Francis, "many are desperate for prices to start coming down and for the government to take decisive action on this issue."

More than one in four respondents to the MoneySupermarket survey thought that they were paying too much for petrol.

Almost the same number went further: they thought the economy would actually be improved if petrol prices came down.

Posted by Neil Martin.

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