Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil is writing to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, after many constituents contacted him to raise strong concerns about the rising cost of fuel.

Island residents and businesses are concerned about the impact of rising fuel prices on families, local businesses and the agricultural and fishing sectors.

Commenting on the situation, Mr MacNeil said:

“Obviously people are very worried about the price of fuel and what rising costs will mean to their standard of living when prices are going up generally, particularly household energy costs.

“Therefore, I am writing to the Chancellor to suggest that he has a Fuel Duty Stabiliser in place so that when there are spikes in fuel prices, such as this, there is an automatic duty cut. We know that the Government are getting plenty of revenue at the moment. The Chancellor should also investigate whether we need to increase taxes on oil companies generally, who are making a fortune at the moment.

“The concern from constituents is great and I think that this needs to be addressed by the Chancellor.”