Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed the Government’s decision to freeze fuel duty for the rest of the year. The move cancels a planned 3 pence increase that was due to take place in August and will bring relief to many businesses and hardworking families in Ipswich and Suffolk.
The decision means that pump prices will be 10 pence a litre cheaper than if the Government had not abolished the pre-existing fuel duty escalator. As a result of the Government’s actions to support motorists, fuel duty will not have increased for two successive years and the average family with a car will be £159 better off overall than they otherwise would have been.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....