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The whispers in Whitehall indicate a cut to fuel duty could well be on the way as part of tomorrow's Spring Statement. Chancellor Rishi Sunak hinted pretty strongly over the weekend that he was keen to do something to ease fuel costs and it is abundantly clear the government needs to take some big visible steps to ease the cost of living crisis if it wants to avoid a media shellacking. 

Environmental and economic logic suggest cutting fuel duty would be deeply foolish. It runs counter to the government's environmental goals, it is an expensive and regressive move that benefits richer...

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