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Fuel duty cut right decision for local families - Cllr Michael Mullaney

June 27, 2012 8:27 AM

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed news that the Coalition Government has decided to postpone the August fuel duty rise.

Hinckley Lib Dem Cllr Michael Mullaney "This decision recognises that for many people in Hinckley and Bosworth running a car is essential. Postponing the fuel duty rise is the right thing to do to support families at a time when they need help.

"While the oil price is falling, the Coalition Government has ensured all of the savings can be passed on to families at the pump.

"These savings come on top of the money provided by the Coalition Government for councils to freeze Council Tax, which Hinckley and Bosworth has done, and the Income Tax cuts every year for ordinary working families, which has meant a total Income Tax cut of £550. Thanks to this decision by Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government, no one will pay any Income Tax over the first £10,000 they earn by 2015. "

Commenting further, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:

"Labour's legacy to British families was year-on-year rises in fuel taxes and when we came into government, the Liberal Democrats rightly put a stop to this.

"Thanks to decisions this Coalition Government has taken, fuel tax is 10p a litre lower than it would have been had we stuck to Labour's plans."