Bassetlaw MP John Mann has written to the Chancellor Philip Hammond calling on him to make an immediate cut of 10p in the rate of Fuel Duty in his Autumn Statement.
In his letter John Mann noted that the previous Chancellor George Osborne added £5 to the cost of a full tank.
Mr Mann also called on the Chancellor to use the decision as a positive way to incentivise switching from Diesel cars which the Government is committed to banning from City Centres following the High Court ruling on their failure to meet safe air quality standards.
John Mann MP said “I have written to the Chancellor asking him to make this cut as it would provide an immediate boost to the economy and help families and small businesses who have been hit by rising oil prices.”
John Mann continued “This would not only boost our economy but it would also provide a positive incentive to motorists to switch from Diesel fuelled vehicles which the Government has identified as high polluters and bad for the environment. This cut in fuel duty will make it far cheaper and realistic for people to buy petrol cars when they next change vehicles.”
“The Chancellor should use his first Autumn Statement to make a bold statement and I believe this is just the ticket.”