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Van drivers face £220 extra charge a year for filling up on diesel, workers say

VAN drivers such as plumbers and electricians face a shocking £220 jump in diesel costs, Labor said last night.

Ministers have so far failed to rule out a potential 12p rise in fuel taxes without government intervention.

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Van drivers face extra charges of £220 a year for filling vans with diesel, Labor allegesCredit: Getty

The government’s spending watchdog, the OBR, estimates that a 23% increase is planned for the spring budget in mid-March, barring a change in policy.

This figure is based on inflation and the assumption that the 5 pence rate cut ends.

It’s the first time the government has increased the mandate since 2011, thanks to The Sun’s Keep It Down campaign.

Britons are already facing a cost-of-living crisis due to high inflation and soaring mortgage rates since Liz Truss’ mini-budget collapsed in September.

Shadow Transport Minister Gil Furnace said, “This will be a barbaric extra cost to the millions of workers crippled by soaring prices.”

“Workers are already counting the costs of the economic crisis in Downing Street.”

“Now the Tories want to pay the working people, but they are making the oil and gas giants irresponsible.

However, a senior Tory source said: They think the British people are idiots if they think someone will believe them now. ”

It’s the first time the government has increased the mandate since 2011, thanks to The Sun’s Keep It Down campaign.

Speculation is rife that Prime Minister Jeremy Hunt wants to extend the five-pence tariff cuts on gasoline and diesel for another year.

Rishi Snack In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the prime minister introduced a five-pence tariff cut last March, following pump price hikes.

The average price of unleaded petrol is 148 pence per liter and diesel 170 pence per liter.

A government spokesperson said last night that it “does not comment on speculation about tax changes outside of fiscal events.”



https://www.thesun.ie/motors/10111165/van-drivers-extra-220-yearly-bill-diesel-labour/ Van drivers face £220 extra charge a year for filling up on diesel, workers say

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