Car tax changes: Drivers will still be 'punished in the pocket' despite 'mixed messages'

“But the AA expects the Chancellor, who will get more fuel duty from more fuel consumed, will not have to increase fuel duty in the Budget next week.

Fuel duty has been frozen at 57.95p since 2011 when increases were originally stopped.

The Treasury has previously claimed drivers have saved over £1,200 since the freeze was introduced.

FairFuel estimated a two pence per litre rise in fuel duty could boost revenues by up to £490million in the short term.

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