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Debate held in Commons in reaction to petition over soaring cost of petrol and diesel

The UK government debated slashing fuel duty and VAT by 40% for two years in a session at the House of Commons yesterday (23 May).

Read the full report on the House of Commons debate here.

A petition calling for the reduction closed on 18 April with 102,133 signatures. Once a petition receives 100,000 signatures, it will be debated by MPs in the House of Commons.

The petition says that by implementing this change, the government could effectively "offset the rise in fuel prices since 2020".

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