12:43 pm, November 25, 2011
The Government has confirmed that the Isles of Scilly will start to see cheaper petrol from March of next year.
That is when a fuel duty pilot scheme will kick in for remote island communities in the UK, delivering a 5p per litre tax discount.
Other areas to benefit will include the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles and the islands in the Clyde.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said: “As well as securing EU clearance, we have produced a scheme designed to protect the cash flow of local retailers.
“We have also delivered on a promise to help address the persistent unfairness of some of the lowest income communities in the country paying among the highest pump prices.”
Fuel retailers on the islands will receive a 5p a litre rebate on the petrol and diesel they purchase and will be required to pass on the full saving to the customer.