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The Chancellor needs to slash fuel duty rate

So the price of fuel continues to creep steadily upwards and, once again, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is being urged not to introduce the proposed fuel duty increase and keep the duty at its current rate.

Instead of placing a freeze on fuel duty, the Chancellor would be well-advised to cut the fuel duty by several pence.

Fuel duty is supposed to be increased, as it will mean more tax for the Treasury. But, in reality, it has now become so expensive that the Treasury is not making anywhere near enough, because the majority of people have cut down on the number of car journeys they make.

The fuel duty price is also getting to the point where many haulage firms, coach firms and taxi drivers must be very close to the wall, thus adding to the unemployment figures.

I had always thought that the Conservative Party was the low tax party.

Let the Chancellor prove it by reducing fuel duty.

ANDREW McKEEVER

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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