The BBC have reported today that a number of islands will see a cut in fuel prices from March 2012.
The Treasury has announced a motor fuel duty discount for remote island communities from March 2012.
As anyone on the Isle of Wight who regularly fills ups their car with petrol or diesel will know, unless buying from a supermarket, the prices are considerably higher here than on the mainland.
Unfortunately, the islands that the fuel discount will apply to however, does not include the Isle of Wight.
The islands named by the Treasury are the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the islands in the Clyde and the Isles of Scilly. They’ll be enjoying a 5p per litre tax discount from March 2012.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said it was “terrific news” for island communities.
We know that Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, has spoken about motor fuel prices in Parliament before, so we’ll be asking what he’ll be doing to address the issue.
Update 14.42: Following comment from Andrew, we added “unless buying from a supermarket” to the third paragraph.