Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown


The coronavirus lockdown left a gaping £2.4bn hole in the treasury’s income from fuel duty in April and May, compared with last year.
Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlines plans


Today's Budget was not only Rishi Sunak's first real test in his new role as Chancellor but potentially the trickiest for the Treasury in years.
M6 Toll motorway booth driver POV

Toll roads could be needed to plug EV road tax gap


A new form of road pricing will be needed if the government is serious about banning petrol and diesel cars, a cross-party group of MPs has said.
New higher grade biofuel risks damaging hundreds of thousands of cars

Chancellor suggests fuel duty rate could soon rise


Britain's fuel duty tax rate could soon be raised for the first time in nearly a decade, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has suggested.
Fuel duty will be frozen for ninth consecutive year

Fuel duty rate frozen for ninth consecutive yea


Fuel duty rates will be frozen again in the next budget, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Environmental study recommends fuel duty rises


The UK Government should increase future fuel duty rates "at least in line with inflation", a new study recommends.
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Budget 2017: everything drivers need to know


The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced the government’s 2017 Budget. Here's what you need to know.
Top 10 petrol cars to buy instead of diesel

Top 10 petrol cars to buy instead of a diesel


If now is the time to switch to petrol cars, here are 10 that will give you just as much for your money as a diesel without harmful NOx emissions
George Osborne Budget 2016: What it means for motorists

Budget 2016: What it means for motorists and key points


The nation’s motorists are a soft target for the Treasury but drivers have escaped relatively lightly in today's Budget.
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News: Osborne budgets for drivers with fleet of motoring...


Is there an election coming up? Motorists, so often treated as cash cows by the chancellor, were treated to almost nothing but good news when George...
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Budget 2014: Osborne freezes fuel duty but raises road...


FUEL DUTY was frozen once again in this year’s budget, as the chancellor confirmed that the increase planned for this September would be scrapped.