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Gordon Henderson welcomes help for motorists

5th December 2012
Gordon Henderson welcomes help for motorists

Local MP Gordon Henderson has welcomed the Coalition Government’s decision to scrap entirely the 3p per litre rise in fuel duty that was planned by the previous government.

The announcement was contained in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, during which George Osborne explained that Britain’s economic recovery is taking longer because the damage is worse than was feared.

In addition to scrapping the fuel duty rise, rather simply postponing it until April as many people had called for, the Chancellor also announced critical measures that will be welcomed by many people living in Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

For instance; the personal allowance will rise further, meaning people will keep more of the money they earn before income tax kicks in and small businesses rate relief has been extended for another year.

Gordon Henderson commented:

“In a week in which we have seen more job losses in my constituency, the decision to scrap the proposed 3P per litre planned for by the previous Labour government is much needed boost not only for private motorists, but also hard pressed companies.

“I was delighted to see that many working people will next year see an income tax cut and I know that local businesses will welcome the other measure the Chancellor announced, including the drop in corporation tax and the small business rate relief.

“Times are tough. But the economy is healing – and the measures announced today will bring welcome support to families and businesses in Sittingbourne and Sheppey.”

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