UK's Darling announces staggered fuel tax rise


LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) - British fuel duties will rise by 1 pence per litre in April and by a further 1 pence in October, finance minister Alistair Darling said in his 2010 Budget report on Wednesday. "I have decided to stage next month's increase in fuel duties. Instead of the planned increase, fuel duty will rise by a penny in April, less than inflation," Darling told parliament. "This will be followed by a further one penny rise in October and the remainder in January. This ...

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