Government delays fuel duty increase

Autumn Statement 2012: The government is to delay the £3.02p per litre fuel duty increase planned for 1 January 2013 to 1 September 2013.

This means that there will be only one fuel duty increase in 2013, and that subsequent increases will take effect on 1 September each year instead of 1 April.

This is the second delay to the fuel duty increase.

Chancellor George Osborne first announced the increase for 1 August 2012 in his 2012 Budget statement in March. But the government announced that the increase would be deferred to 1 January 2013 in June.