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Dawn calls for VAT rise on fuel to be reversed

Dawn Primarolo campaigning with Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP

 

Dawn Primarolo, Labour MP for Bristol South, is supporting the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls' campaign to reverse the Conservative-led government’s VAT rise on petrol and diesel. 

Dawn commented:

“The VAT rise to 20 per cent in January has added nearly 3p to the price of a litre of petrol which has impacted on Bristol South residents by helping to push up petrol prices to their current record levels. People understand why world oil prices around the world are going up, but the Government has made things worse by putting up VAT.

“In his Budget this week, I would like the Chancellor to look again at the annual fuel duty rise which is due in April. The previous Labour government regularly postponed planned duty increases when world oil prices were on the up - as they are now.”

 

Posted: 21 March 2011

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