MP calls on Chancellor to cut fuel duty
MP James Heappey has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut
fuel duty in today's Autumn Statement and put more money
in the pockets of motorists.
MP is among a group of more than 50 MPs who have signed a letter
to Mr Hammond, urging him to help hard-pressed families and small
businesses by cutting fuel duty and introducing a regulator that
will stop petrol stations increasing the pump price rapidly when
oil prices rise but not being equally quick to cut prices when the
oil price falls.
"Too often drivers from across Somerset are taken for a ride
by the big oil companies. They feel fuel prices rise like a rocket
but fall like a feather," Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"People are getting ripped off at the pumps and Id like
the Chancellor to do something about that by cutting fuel duty and
making sure that oil companies must be more transparent in the way
they share the fluctuations in the oil price with the consumer."
Mr Heappey has joined MPs from across the country in presenting
a petition to the Treasury calling for action on petrol prices,
as pictured here.
Chancellor will announce his decision on fuel prices in his Autumn
Statement which will be delivered to Parliament on Wednesday (23rd