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Cornwall Could Get a Rural Fuel Discount

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3:39pm 1st August 2013

Cornwall may get 5p off a litre of fuel.

The government is considering rolling out a discount scheme that is already in place on the Isles of Scilly to other rural areas.

It is because we have to use our cars more to get about.

Ministers are gathering information from petrol stations before making a final decision.

Alan Baldwin runs Radio Taxis in Falmouth.

He says any discount has to do what it says on the tin and he has this plea for ministers: "Pass this cut on down to us, not put the prices up first then give us the 5p cut and say, look, we've helped you out: we'd be in the same situation.

"The whole of Cornwall's very rural and everybody relies on their transport.

"Obviously we have to have fuel or else we can't earn our living and it's frightening the way the prices are going up all the time; it's gone up 5p in the last week."

3:39pm 1st August 2013

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