The proposed 3p per litre fuel duty increase that was planned to come into effect in August has been delayed until 2013 following an announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
It is certainly great news for those that use their vehicles for work, as the price hike would have made a large impact on fuel and running costs for motorists as a whole, with van and fleet drivers being the worst effected.
The announcement followed a large amount of opposition from political parties, road user groups and the general public, with many now celebrating the news and hoping that the proposal may face changes before being implemented in 2013.
Already the financial climate has put great pressure on those who rely on vehicles for their business, with many opting for more economical commercial vans such as the Transit van or other new Ford vans, including the Connect and Fiesta.