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Responding to reports the chancellor is planning to extend the 5p cut to fuel duty, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"Taxpayers would breathe a sigh of relief if the fuel duty freeze was extended.
"With petrol prices still stubbornly high, the government should ease the pressure on motorists.
"To move the economy up a gear the 5p cut to fuel duty should be made permanent."
TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Investigations Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
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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 www.taxpayersalliance.com.
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- The TaxPayers’ Alliance previously found that the UK had some of the highest fuel duty rates across Europe.