Budget 2016: fuel duty will remain frozen for 6th year running

The Chancellor has announced today that fuel duty will be frozen for the sixth year running, as part of his 2016 Budget.

George Osborne said: "We had pencilled in an inflation rise, but fuel duty will be frozen for the 6th year in a row. It's the tax boost that will keep Britain on the move."

Osborne claims this continued freeze will save the average UK driver £75 a year.

The price of fuel has come down sharply since summer 2014 as the price of oil has fallen. For the first time in a decade, the UK has seen prices under £1 per litre for petrol. As such in the lead up to the Chancellor's announcement, many people had expected Osborne to hike the fuel duty by 1 or even 2 pence.