Pledge to freeze fuel duty

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The average price of a litre of fuel in the UK is now around £1.31 for petrol and £1.35 for diesel. But how much it costs to fill up can vary from street to street and town to town. The BBC News website has a fuel price calculator you can use to see how what you pay compares with the national average and what people are paying in other countries. More

Posted: 181003
Update 181003: fuel duty freeze confirmed
Theresa May addressing the Conservative Pary conference confirmed the pledge to freeze fuel duty as a commitment to helping people on low incomes by ruling out any increase in fuel duty in the Budget on 29th October 2018.

There had been speculation that the annual fuel duty freeze, in place since 2010, may come to an end, with an inflation-linked rise used to pay for the £20bn in extra annual funding promised for the NHS.
The freeze would be the ninth year in a row. Average petrol prices have gone up by 11.5p a litre in the last year, with diesel rising by 14p a litre. Why not try our tool to find out how much you're paying?

A continuation of the freeze is very welcome news to motorists at a time when crude oil has continued rising with Brent Crude reaching US$85 yesterday. That is likely to result in further price rises at the pumps.