Fuel duty

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Breaking: George Osborne wants to freeze fuel duty for the rest of this Parliament

30 September 2013 12:28

George Osborne is currently giving his speech to the Tory conference, which is being well received – particularly impressive in…

Fuel duty

The never-ending fuel duty story

21 March 2013 18:17

One other point worth noting from today’s IFS post-Budget briefing was the way the government has dealt with fuel duty…

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George Osborne to Tory MPs: I hear you on fuel duty

27 February 2013 19:04

George Osborne spent an hour in front of the 1922 this evening. 40 Tory MPs took the opportunity to promote…

Fuel duty

Chancellor caught in the headlights on fuel prices

22 February 2013 9:23

George Osborne is getting used to the twice-yearly battle that precedes an autumn statement or a budget when motorists, newspapers…

Ed Miliband has been trying to convince voters that Labour has a better offer to solve their struggles with the cost of living. Picture: Getty

How George Osborne took on Ed Miliband on the cost of living

6 December 2012 18:34

In addition to his effective attack on Labour’s welfare policy, George Osborne used the Autumn Statement to take on Ed…

Can George Osborne find the money to avoid a rise in fuel tax? Photo: Getty Images.

Order returns to the Tory party on fuel duty vote

12 November 2012 23:53

Tonight was a good one for the Tory whips. What looked last week like it could have been a tricky…

George Osborne looks set to postpone the fuel duty rise once again in order to head off a Tory rebellion supported by Labour. Image: Getty

Briefing: Another fuel duty freeze?

12 November 2012 18:59

It looks like George Osborne will put the planned fuel duty rise on hold again, in order to avoid another…


Promoting tax transparency at the petrol pumps

21 August 2012 11:26

Too many taxes are buried in prices. From Value Added Tax to the cost of extravagant subsidies for renewable energy,…

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Speaks At His Weekly Press Conference

Miliband’s notes still lack gusto

27 June 2012 15:30

Ed Miliband was spoilt for choice at today’s PMQs. Scarcely a week goes by without the government reneging on some…

Chloe Smith was bad, and so was Jeremy Paxman

27 June 2012 14:00

Poor Chloe Smith. First she must endure knowing that many of her colleagues in the Conservative party will have enjoyed…

Prime Minister David Cameron Meets Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Cameron’s fuel duty gamble

26 June 2012 19:45

Talk to anyone in Downing Street and they can give you the four main reasons that voters cite for switching…

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Osborne’s handbrake turn on fuel duty

26 June 2012 17:30

George Osborne’s U-turn today on fuel duty seems both canny and confusing. It comes just 48 hours after a denial…

Long-term Demonstration Removed From Parliament Square

Fuel for a duel

26 June 2012 9:00

Dear commuter, how’s your journey panning out after you were woken by the sound of Ed Balls politicking about fuel…


Which tax cuts do the public want?

4 March 2012 10:19

YouGov’s new poll for the Sunday Times includes one set of numbers that will be of particular interest to George…


Osborne faces the fire over fuel duty

28 February 2012 9:01

Will fuel ever stop being a cause of political discontent? It was the fuel protests of 2000 that first tarnished…


How to kick-start the economy

14 February 2012 13:55

This morning’s news is a stark reminder of the desperate need to get the UK’s economy growing faster than the…

Fuelling the recovery

29 November 2011 16:39

Today, the government has listened. In his Autumn Statement, George Osborne scrapped the fuel tax bombshell that was scheduled for…

Benefits won’t rise in line with September’s inflation figures

17 November 2011 23:37

Jill Sherman, the Whitehall editor of The Times, reports tomorrow that the government will not raise benefits in line with…