Priti secures fuel duty freeze in Budget
The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has secured a freeze in fuel duty, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget statement today (15th March 2023). Speaking in the House of Commons, the Chancellor praised Priti for her campaign on this issue as he made the announcement. The Budget also extended support for households with energy bills, new tax allowances to support business investment, and more money for pothole and highway repairs.
Additional help has also been given to families with free childcare being expanded, assistance for people looking to change careers and facing barriers to employment, and the tax-free pensions lifetime allowances limit has been removed to support the retention of experienced workers.
Priti said: “The freeze on fuel duty is a great victory for motorists campaigning to keep fuel costs down and will be welcomed by families and businesses across the country. I’ve been campaigning to keep fuel costs down to support efforts to curb inflation and to help the economy to grow and I am pleased that the Chancellor has listened. Freezing fuel duty will save businesses thousands of pounds a year and help families every time they fill up their cars.”
“I welcome the measures announced in the Budget to back British businesses, support employment and help families with childcare costs. These will mean more people can find and secure work, families will be helped with the costs of living, and businesses can invest and grow.”