Yachts can’t leave Britain due to ‘links to oligarchs’, confirms Grant Shapps
VSTory MPs have urged Grant Shapps to make representations to Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, over a fuel duty cut in the spring statement next week.
“Given the increases in our prices, given the cost to my average constituent in Newcastle-under-Lyme, we need to do more than that now in this next budget,” Aaron Bell, who represents the Red Wall headquarters in the North. -East, told the Commons during Transport Questions.
“Because the Treasury derives more revenue from VAT, we need to find ways to reduce this tax burden so that the people of Newcastle-under-Lyme can fuel up and continue to work. Will he speak to the Chancellor?”
Grant Shapps said Mr Bell was ‘absolutely right’ about the current pressures, but added: ‘We’ve frozen now for the twelfth year in a row, that’s about £15 less per family car to fill this car than it would have been otherwise.”
Robert Halfon said he warned the UK was “heading for a de facto confinement where parents cannot afford to take their children to school, where workers cannot afford to travel by car and must stay at home”.
Responding to a call from his fellow Tory MP for the Treasury to cut fuel taxes, Mr Shapps said: ‘I will have further conversations with my friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer but that will be fine sure it’s up to him to decide.”