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Fuel duty rise to be 'staged', Darling announces

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The 3p rise in fuel duty is to be phased in between April and January 2011.

Chancellor Alistair Darling said staging the increase, "will ease the pressure" on businesses and families.

He made the announcement during his Budget statement to the Commons.

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