WELSH motorists have had a welcome boost this week from the UK Government in Westminster, as fuel duty will be frozen for the 9th year and the Severn Bridges tolls will be abolished.
Fuel duty, which is a tax on petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol, is currently 57.95p per litre and is expected to raise £28.2bn for the government in 2018-19, while the Severn Bridges tolls will come to an end on December 17.
Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb has welcomed the news, calling it a ‘boost for Pembrokeshire and Welsh motorists’.
“A car or a van in Pembrokeshire is not a luxury” said Mr Crabb, “but a necessity for many. I’m pleased the UK Government has agreed to freeze fuel duty for another 12 months, meaning more money in the pockets of the people of Pembrokeshire.
“With the global prices of fuel continually fluctuating, freezing fuel duty coupled with the abolishment of the Severn Bridges tolls is a real boost for hardworking families.”