“Fuel duty is a tax on business, trade and jobs, so raising it will damage the UK economy at a time when a strong recovery is desperately needed.
“It is also deeply unfair, with road transport already very heavily taxed compared with other sectors.
“While action is needed to tackle ballooning government debt, ministers should focus on cutting wasteful spending rather than hiking harmful taxes.”
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