Chancellor George Osborne:
I am cancelling this September’s fuel duty increase...Petrol will now be 13 pence per litre cheaper than if we had not acted.
We will now scrap the beer duty escalator... And we’re taking a penny off a pint.
"Cost of living" Budget? Rob Halfon looks like an early winner. Beer tax, fuel duty.. a revival of blue collar Conservatism? #CityAMbudget— Tom Welsh (@TWWelsh) March 20, 2013
Osborne: Responsible drinkers should not pay the price for the problems caused by others - beer duty escalator scrapped— Lizzie Fournier (@ej_fournier) March 20, 2013