Sunak to consider fuel duty cut amid claims petrol prices are ‘pump fiction’

Chancellor to examine further reduction as AA claims pump prices do not reflect lower wholesale costs

Rishi Sunak has promised to consider another cut to fuel duty amid claims that prices at forecourts are “pump fiction” as they fail to reflect wholesale costs.

The chancellor said on Tuesday that he would examine whether to reduce the levy further after cutting it by 5p a litre in March.

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