Minister reconsiders 3p rise in fuel duty
Monday 3rd December 2012, 2:50PM GMT.
ISLANDERS could be spared a hike in fuel duty by a last-minute change of heart by the Council of Ministers.
A comment published on the eve of tomorrow’s Budget debate suggests that the Council of Ministers is considering accepting the proposal by Deputy Gerard Baudains to cancel their proposed three-pence-per-litre duty rise.
The 6.9% increase in fuel duty would raise around £1.4 million, but the Deputy is challenging it, saying that motorists are already contributing some £20m million in tax.