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Auto Trader response to fuel duty freeze | March 2024

Fuel duty has been frozen every year since 2011, so no self-respecting Chancellor would ever shoot himself in the foot by raising it in an election year. “Drivers may avoid higher pump prices for now, but the freeze does send yet more mixed messages to any motorists tempted to switch to electric vehicles. Equalising VAT across public and private EV charging points would encourage people to make the switch, and for a fraction of the £6bn cost of freezing fuel duty, so today is a missed opportunity to support the green transition.”

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Ian Plummer

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