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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour's Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, in response to news that petrol prices have hit a new record high, said:

“These record petrol prices come at a time when hard-pressed families are already being hit hard by tax rises and spending cuts that go too far and too fast.

"We need to see urgent action from George Osborne in the Budget to ease the squeeze and boost jobs and growth.
 
“A temporary cut in VAT, part of Labour’s five point plan for jobs, would give immediate relief to hard-pressed motorists by taking 3p off the price of a litre of petrol and help jump-start our stalled economy too.”

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