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Hauliers Strike

Asked whether the Prime Minister had any sympathy with the argument that hauliers in this country paid a lot more duty than in other countries, the PMS said the Prime Minister understood the concerns that hauliers were raising, but what we had seen in recent months and over the past year or so, had been a significant increase in the world oil price which was affecting all countries. Put that a cut in the duty would be beneficial to hauliers, the PMS said that people had to look at the tax system in the round, instead of just looking at one aspect of it. We had lower rates of income tax in this country compared to many other countries and this was how we chose to structure our tax system.

Asked if this was something that could be returned to at the Pre-Budget Report, the PMS said that tax matters, as always, were a matter for the Chancellor in the Budget and Pre-Budget Report.

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