PLANS to scrap a fuel duty rise have been backed by drivers on the Fylde coast.
A cross-party of MPs, led by the Scottish National Party, is campaigning for the Government to tear up proposals for a 3p per litre rise in fuel prices from August.
The campaign seeks to amend the Budget set out by Chancellor George Osborne and is being supported by FairFuelUK, the official campaign set-up to reduce fuel prices.
Ian Larkin, 49, of St Annes Road, South Shore, said: “It will be very good for my business because I can spend £110 on fuel a day.
“I’ve seen a drastic impact on my business with the rise in duty and its affecting my customers as well.”
John Moxham, 64, of Lytham Road, South Shore, said: “Buying petrol isn’t about pleasure, people need it to get to and from work and it’s one extra cost they can do without.
“Fuel is the one thing where prices shouldn’t be increased, so I hope the price comes down.”
Other drivers were also encouraged by the news.
Sharon Binns, 36, of Butlers Meadow, Warton, said: “This would be good because I use my car quite a bit.
“I’ve just moved to Warton but still go to St Annes a lot and it would have an impact on what I buy and save.”
A spokeswoman for the Treasury said: “At the Autumn statement we froze fuel duty until August and scrapped another planned rise altogether.
“This came after our decision to cut fuel duty at Budget 2011, abolish the fuel duty escalator and replace it with a fair fuel stabiliser.”
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