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Joy as Osborne scraps 3p fuel tax increase

Lancashire Telegraph: George Osborne George Osborne

CHANCELLOR George Osborne’s Autumn Statement yesterday brought some festive cheer to East Lancashire drivers as he announced the scrapping of a planned 3p rise in fuel duty.

But councils across the region will again be feeling the pinch after the announcement of a two per cent cut to local government budgets.

There will also be an extra £2.70 a week for people earning a basic state pension, although campaigners say the 2.5 per cent increase is not enough.

Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern said the figures were “misleading”.

She said: “After already facing 25 per cent cuts this year and 20 per cent cuts next year, by 2014 we will have had a 47 per cent cut to council budgets.

“They are still giving a huge amount of money to banks while the number of elderly people and unemployed people goes up.

“It is worrying times for the North West. The statement makes very depressing reading.”

Burnley Council leader Julie Cooper said: “Two per cent does sound quite small but over two years the cuts have taken 44 per cent of our budget.

“I am not going to sleep any easier, the situation is still pretty grave, but we will battle on.

“We are determined to fight for Burnley and we will continute to look for new and better ways of doing things.”

The rise in state pensions did not go far enough, according to campaigners.

Dot Gibson, general secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, said: “This is just £2.70 a week extra and only £1.60 a week more for millions of older women who do not get a full pension. Even with this increase, one in five older people continue to live in poverty, three million pensioner households are in fuel poverty and millions more are struggling just to make ends meet.”

But the end to fears of a further rise in fuel prices was welcomed.

Road Haulage Association chief executive Geoff Dunning said: “The announcement that he intends to cancel the fuel duty rise planned for January comes as a welcome surprise.For many hauliers this latest move will only be seen as a delaying tactic.”

Plans to increase the Annual Investment Allowance in plants and machinery for businesses were welcomed by MPs. During his speech, Mr Osborne referred to Burnley and Pendle after being lobbied by MPs Gordon Birtwistle and Andrew Stephenson.

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4:45pm Thu 6 Dec 12

NoPolitics says...

Joy, who writes this drivel. Just add up what has been given and what has been taken by these inept hoorah Henry's
Joy, who writes this drivel. Just add up what has been given and what has been taken by these inept hoorah Henry's NoPolitics
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6:04pm Thu 6 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

Bullingdon Club old boy. Google it
Bullingdon Club old boy. Google it juanbbien
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6:41pm Thu 6 Dec 12

mys says...

Ha ha so what, does he want a medal, this government fill there own pockets before giving us anything
Ha ha so what, does he want a medal, this government fill there own pockets before giving us anything mys
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7:05pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

Joy as Osborne scraps 3p fuel tax increase..big thanks George that will do instead of any growth in the economy or to tax the richest not only the poorest.....


The masses need to wake up and realise that the criminal elite play these games of war, autsterity, mass financial fraud just for fun and have muppets like Osborne implementing them. If we lose the triple A rating now then all the austerity we have already had over the past four years as been for nothing and it means that we get over a DECADE of austerity before we see any day light..

Its a joke is this.."its got to be"...how much do they have to steal from you before you say enough is enough..? All three services have bent over and greased themselves up ready to be **** by the spivs and it looks like they're asking for more the way they're excepting the cuts...

The only reason that Osborne isn't creating any growth is that he knows that something world changing is about to happen that will change the way we think live and even the money we spend. Maybe it could be a joint collapse of the euro and dollar dragging other currencies like ours the pound with them. Possibly wiping out all pensions and pension plans including savings it would be like starting from ground zero with the new eurollar.."if thats not the case". then why has gold become so rare and scarse.? and other precious metal values shot through the stratosphere its because everybody is buying what they can in precious metals ready for a world collapse...


Food price spike imminent.....million
s across the world will starve to death millions of others will die of diseases contracted from the dead bodies and lack of medical care. This is no world to grow in...there is no growth only death and destruction..the world is making me feel ashamed of being human..every day is like another page in some demonic sci-fi movie that I have woke up in I only wish the zombies around me would wake up..!
Joy as Osborne scraps 3p fuel tax increase..big thanks George that will do instead of any growth in the economy or to tax the richest not only the poorest..... The masses need to wake up and realise that the criminal elite play these games of war, autsterity, mass financial fraud just for fun and have muppets like Osborne implementing them. If we lose the triple A rating now then all the austerity we have already had over the past four years as been for nothing and it means that we get over a DECADE of austerity before we see any day light.. Its a joke is this.."its got to be"...how much do they have to steal from you before you say enough is enough..? All three services have bent over and greased themselves up ready to be **** by the spivs and it looks like they're asking for more the way they're excepting the cuts... The only reason that Osborne isn't creating any growth is that he knows that something world changing is about to happen that will change the way we think live and even the money we spend. Maybe it could be a joint collapse of the euro and dollar dragging other currencies like ours the pound with them. Possibly wiping out all pensions and pension plans including savings it would be like starting from ground zero with the new eurollar.."if thats not the case". then why has gold become so rare and scarse.? and other precious metal values shot through the stratosphere its because everybody is buying what they can in precious metals ready for a world collapse... Food price spike imminent.....million s across the world will starve to death millions of others will die of diseases contracted from the dead bodies and lack of medical care. This is no world to grow in...there is no growth only death and destruction..the world is making me feel ashamed of being human..every day is like another page in some demonic sci-fi movie that I have woke up in I only wish the zombies around me would wake up..! Info-warrior
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9:21pm Thu 6 Dec 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Good news from the Government. Hurrah! Can someone please enlighten me as to who Kate Hollerer actually is or why her views matter? On a broader note thank god that "New Labour" are not in government things would be much worse. Did you see or hear the "New Labour" bruiser old Eddie Balls getting all flustered because George put him on the back foot?Now Eddie Balls is blaming his s s s s s s s s stammer. Laugh I very nearly split my sides. Perhaps Mrs Yvette Balls can offer him so much needed c c c c c c c c comfort. And did you see Edddie Miiliband looking as confused and clueless as ever, what a laugh. He looks like the guy from the American sitcom, you know "Raymond". Still with him at the helm "New Labour" are doomed, doomed I say, we must be thankfull for that. As for od "info-warrior" wow! Conspiracy theories for everyone. As for me "info" my pension is large and increasing, my life amazing rich and my pot of gold is tucked away nice and safe offshore old bean! Go on join in and enjoy yourself you are only here once after all. I must dash TTFM.

Deus Vobiscum
Good news from the Government. Hurrah! Can someone please enlighten me as to who Kate Hollerer actually is or why her views matter? On a broader note thank god that "New Labour" are not in government things would be much worse. Did you see or hear the "New Labour" bruiser old Eddie Balls getting all flustered because George put him on the back foot?Now Eddie Balls is blaming his s s s s s s s s stammer. Laugh I very nearly split my sides. Perhaps Mrs Yvette Balls can offer him so much needed c c c c c c c c comfort. And did you see Edddie Miiliband looking as confused and clueless as ever, what a laugh. He looks like the guy from the American sitcom, you know "Raymond". Still with him at the helm "New Labour" are doomed, doomed I say, we must be thankfull for that. As for od "info-warrior" wow! Conspiracy theories for everyone. As for me "info" my pension is large and increasing, my life amazing rich and my pot of gold is tucked away nice and safe offshore old bean! Go on join in and enjoy yourself you are only here once after all. I must dash TTFM. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
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5:21pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Good call says...

DEO VOLENTE wrote:
Good news from the Government. Hurrah! Can someone please enlighten me as to who Kate Hollerer actually is or why her views matter? On a broader note thank god that "New Labour" are not in government things would be much worse. Did you see or hear the "New Labour" bruiser old Eddie Balls getting all flustered because George put him on the back foot?Now Eddie Balls is blaming his s s s s s s s s stammer. Laugh I very nearly split my sides. Perhaps Mrs Yvette Balls can offer him so much needed c c c c c c c c comfort. And did you see Edddie Miiliband looking as confused and clueless as ever, what a laugh. He looks like the guy from the American sitcom, you know "Raymond". Still with him at the helm "New Labour" are doomed, doomed I say, we must be thankfull for that. As for od "info-warrior" wow! Conspiracy theories for everyone. As for me "info" my pension is large and increasing, my life amazing rich and my pot of gold is tucked away nice and safe offshore old bean! Go on join in and enjoy yourself you are only here once after all. I must dash TTFM.

Deus Vobiscum
Do you think it is a conspiracy theory that South Yorkshire Police covered up the hillsborough disaster.
[quote][p][bold]DEO VOLENTE[/bold] wrote: Good news from the Government. Hurrah! Can someone please enlighten me as to who Kate Hollerer actually is or why her views matter? On a broader note thank god that "New Labour" are not in government things would be much worse. Did you see or hear the "New Labour" bruiser old Eddie Balls getting all flustered because George put him on the back foot?Now Eddie Balls is blaming his s s s s s s s s stammer. Laugh I very nearly split my sides. Perhaps Mrs Yvette Balls can offer him so much needed c c c c c c c c comfort. And did you see Edddie Miiliband looking as confused and clueless as ever, what a laugh. He looks like the guy from the American sitcom, you know "Raymond". Still with him at the helm "New Labour" are doomed, doomed I say, we must be thankfull for that. As for od "info-warrior" wow! Conspiracy theories for everyone. As for me "info" my pension is large and increasing, my life amazing rich and my pot of gold is tucked away nice and safe offshore old bean! Go on join in and enjoy yourself you are only here once after all. I must dash TTFM. Deus Vobiscum[/p][/quote]Do you think it is a conspiracy theory that South Yorkshire Police covered up the hillsborough disaster. Good call
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