Cuts to fuel duty 'equivalent to three times current active travel spending', shows Cycling UK report

The charity has called the fuel duty cut 'a huge missed opportunity' to decarbonise transport

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A 5p cut in fuel duty represents three times the current spending on active travel in the UK, according to a new report, which suggests that the financial relief would be better invested in active travel. 

The 'Spending £2.4bn Better' technical report concludes that the fuel duty cut - applied by the government in response to the cost of living crisis and effective from March 2022 to March 2023 - is a "huge missed opportunity to redirect £2.4bn to decarbonise transport."

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