Scrapped fuel duty rise means good news for Scunthorpe motorists (updated)
A scrapped planned fuel duty rise will mean fuel prices won't be hiked up for North Lincolnshire motorists.
Chancellor George Osborne announced he would be scrapping the planned 3p a litre increase in his autumn statement, delivered today (Wednesday, December 5).
This will reduce running costs for the 2.7 million motor vehicles in Yorkshire and the Humber and will save a typical motorist £40 a year.
The fuel duty rise was planned for January, but the Chancellor was expected to delay this until April.
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Other measures announced by George Osborne for the Yorkshire and Humber region include:
- Business support measures which will benefit 345,000 small and medium enterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber
- A £314 million upgrade on the A1 between Leeming and Barton-Upon-Humber
- £104 million to build more than 5,000 new homes for affordable rent
- Government will provide a grant for councils that freeze council tax in 2013-14
- 22,000 people to be lifted out of income tax and 1.9 per cent to pay less income tax as a result of Personal Allowance reforms.