Fuel duty freeze 'is not enough'

Figures show that 62% of British drivers feel the 1p cut in fuel duty announced in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget does not go far enough.

Over 1,700 drivers, aged 18 and above and who had a full UK driving license, gave their reaction to the poll conducted by a discount shopping website.

When asked what they thought would be a reasonable price for a litre of fuel, many respondents said they would like to see the amount back down to '£1 per litre'.

The rise in fuel duty could also lead to many car owners opting for cheapercar insurance premiums.

However, 11% of the people questioned by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk said they did not notice the rise in the cost of fuel, while 28% said the fuel duty cuts did not make much of a difference.

One in 10 said the fuel prices forced them to use their car less frequently, while 54% believe that the fuel costs would be 'around £3 per litre' in five years.

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