March 03 2021

CPT's Chief Executive reacted to the Chancellor's announcement in the Budget that the fuel duty freeze will remain:

“The decade long freeze in fuel duty has led to 200 million fewer bus journeys, an additional three million tonnes of CO2 being emitted and increased congestion which cost the UK economy nearly £7bn in 2019.

“By failing to end the fuel duty freeze today the Chancellor has put at risk the Prime Minister’s green recovery and missed the chance to take a bold step towards positioning the UK as a global climate leader in advance of the COP26 summit later this year.”