Government again urges ‘profiteering’ petrol firms to pass on 5p fuel duty cut to drivers at pumps


Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will again write to petrol firms to urge them to pass on the 5p per litre fuel duty cut to hard-pressed motorists.

The Cabinet minister will take action after it emerged retailers had kept nearly half of the fuel duty cut after it was introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 23 March.

It has led to claims they are ‘fleecing’ motorists and profiteering from the global fuel crisis. 

The RAC found petrol firms are taking on average 2p more in profit per litre of fuel sold than they did before the Chancellor reduced the duty earlier this year.

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