Keep tax cut on petrol, MPs urge government

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A large majority of MPs want the outgoing government to scrap plans to end the tax cut on petrol from January next year.

The cut, introduced because of the energy crisis last year, has reduced the price of a litre of petrol by 21 cents, but is scheduled to end in three months time. That will put the price of a litre of Euro95 up to around €2.50.

Far right parties, the VVD, BBB, the Socialists and Denk all want to keep the tax cut, saying it will help people who are struggling to make ends meet.

The issue will be part of the two-day debate on the government’s 2024 spending plans that will take place on Wednesday and Thursday following today’s budget presentation.

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