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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour's Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, ahead of a meeting between the Treasury and representatives of road user and haulier groups tomorrow, said:

“Fuel campaigners are absolutely right to highlight that hard-pressed families already being hit hard by tax rises and spending cuts that go too far and too fast are once again being squeezed by rising petrol prices.

"George Osborne needs to take action in his Budget to ease the squeeze and boost jobs and growth. A temporary cut in VAT would give immediate relief to hard-pressed motorists by taking almost 3p off the price of a litre of petrol and help jump-start our stalled economy too.”

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