Workington MP Calls on Government to Scrap Fuel Duty Ahead of Budget

Mark Jenkinson MP is calling on Government to scrap any plans to increase fuel duty in next month’s Budget.

Mark is among a group of Conservative MPs calling for new Chancellor Rishi Sunak to confirm he has no plans to increase the price after recent reports have claimed an inflation-linked 2p per litre rise could be announced as part of the financial statement on March 11.

Mark said: “Many people in Workington constituency rely on driving as a source of income and therefore individuals in constituencies like mine will be hardest hit.

This is in addition to the families who use cars to get to work, their children to school and have no choice but to use their car to provide for their family. A rise in fuel duty would send out the wrong message to working people.”

Mark signed an open letter to Mr Sunak - along with other members of the Blue Collar Conservatism group – which said that said raising taxes was the wrong message to send out.