UPDATED: No rise in fuel duty, more export finance

The Chancellor's Autumn statement, published on 5 December, cancelled September 2014's planned increase in fuel duty. It also doubled UK Export Finance's lending to exporters to £50 billion. The fuel duty freeze was welcomed by Europa managing director, Andrew Baxter, who said: “At last, the Government has recognised the need for this kind of relief – not just for businesses but for consumers too, who have felt the knock on effects ... [+]

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