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Regular News: Issue 341 19 Aug 2008

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Chancellor postpones 2p fuel duty rise

The planned 2p increase in fuel duty this October is to be postponed for the second time. The increase was originally due to be introduced in March, but was delayed for six months because of rising oil prices.

It comes after a series of demonstrations by lorry drivers demanding cheaper diesel.

Chancellor Alistair Darling said: “The global credit crunch and sharp rise in world oil prices have pushed up prices at the pump.

“Today’s decision will help motorists and businesses...

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