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Labour demands vote to postpone fuel duty rise

Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, called on the Government to postpone the January 3p rise in fuel duty.

Commons will vote on the issue today at 3.30pm in the House of Commons.

“At a time when the cost of living is rising, our recovery is fragile and this out of touch government is giving 8,000 millionaires a tax cut, it cannot be right to hit middle and low income families and small businesses with another tax increase," said Balls.

“That is why Labour is calling on the Chancellor to cancel January’s planned 3p rise in fuel duty – at least until next April. We will put this to a vote in Parliament on Monday and I hope MPs from all parties will stand up for their constituents and back our call.”

To fund the delay, Mr Balls said the Government should clamp down on a tax avoidance schemes used by employment agencies, which he claims could save the taxpayer up to £1bn.


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