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David Hanson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury Minister, responding to George Osborne's claim he has cancelled the April rise in fuel duty, said:

“George Osborne and David Cameron are misleading people on the impact of their Budget. George Osborne is not cancelling the 5p fuel duty rise planned for April. He is postponing it until January. 

 "It means there are now two fuel duty rises planned next year. 

"And his 1p cut to fuel duty simply means petrol prices are up 2p a litre this year rather than 3p because of this Conservative-led Government’s VAT rise.”

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