Hard-pressed motorists finally have reason to cheer in 2012 as Chancellor George Osborne announces he is scrapping January's planned 3p fuel duty increase.
Drivers are being warned they could face new or higher taxes because the government is failing to raise enough money from levies on vehicle carbon emissions.
The government should scrap annual vehicle tax payments in favour of a single up-front charge, campaigners say.
Chancellor George Osborne has postponed August's planned 3p rise in fuel duty and frozen the tax increase until January 2013.
Opting for greener cars has meant cheaper vehicle tax for motorists, but this has left a gap in the government coffers. Now, an overhaul of the tax system is on the cards.
The government is looking at introducing direct debit payments for vehicle tax to ease the financial burden on motorists.
The government is considering introducing new road tolls. But don't motorists pay enough already?
Fuel prices are set to rise even higher after tanker drivers who deliever supplies to petrol stations vote to stage a UK-wide strike in April. Meanwhile, drivers are warned against panic-buying.
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