TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to reports Hunt will extend freeze on fuel duty

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Responding to reports that Jeremy Hunt will extend the freeze on fuel duty in the Autumn Statement, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Motorists will breathe a sigh of relief if fuel duty is held at current levels. 

“But despite years of freezes, the UK has some of the highest duties on petrol and diesel in Europe, heaping pressure on household bills.

“The chancellor should make the fuel duty cut permanent to ease the burden on drivers.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Conor Holohan
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. TPA research has previously found that the UK has one of Europe’s highest fuel duty rates.
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