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Major hint fuel duty could be slashed AGAIN as Rishi Sunak mulls cut

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RISHI Sunak was last night urged by Tory backbenchers to slash 25p from fuel taxes to help ease the cost of living crisis.

The Chancellor told MPs he would consider proposals for another temporary cut in fuel duty.

Rishi Sunak was last night urged by Tory backbenchers to slash 25p from fuel taxes to help ease the cost of living crisis

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Rishi Sunak was last night urged by Tory backbenchers to slash 25p from fuel taxes to help ease the cost of living crisisCredit: Getty
The Chancellor told MPs he would consider proposals for another temporary cut in fuel duty

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The Chancellor told MPs he would consider proposals for another temporary cut in fuel dutyCredit: AFP

Tory MP Philip Davies told Mr Sunak he should follow Germany — which has slashed fuel taxes by 25p for the next three months.

Fellow Conservative Esther McVey told the Chancellor that his 5p cut introduced earlier this year “didn’t really touch the sides” and called for a 20p reduction.

She said “It would make a huge difference in my patch.”

Yesterday Edmund King, the AA’s president, said: “The pump prices are now more like ‘pump fiction’ as they don’t reflect the general downward trends we have been seeing in wholesale prices.

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“This is now an urgent situation. The Prime Minister has hinted at action but we need more than hints.

“Pressure to force price transparency and a cut in duty would be a step in the right direction.”

Howard Cox, from FairfuelUK said: “Small independent retailers are on tight margins and restrictive contracts controlled by ruthless oil companies, refineries, and wholesalers.”





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