Who benefits from a freeze in fuel duty?

Just who benefits from the freeze on fuel duty announced by chancellor George Osborne today?

Mileage per person

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will freeze fuel duty until 2015 “provided we can find the savings to pay for it”.

Should the chancellor indeed manage to “find the money to pay for it”, just who would benefit the most from the policy? And just as importantly, who would benefit the least?

As you can see from the below graphs from the RAC Foundation, a freeze in fuel duty is far more likely to benefit middle-aged men than it is other groups, particularly young women (Click to zoom in).

(hat tip: Alex Hern)

One Response to “Who benefits from a freeze in fuel duty?”

  1. Monty

    Duty frozen until 2015? Anything important happening then?
    Somehow, I think they’ll find the money from somewhere. Confiscating walking sticks? Children up chimneys? No life support after twenty minutes?

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