Mr Sunak told MPs he was cancelling planned increases in both levies in recognition of the fact that consumers were going through a “tough time” as a result of coronavirus restrictions.
The decision means that duty on petrol and diesel has remained at 57.95p a litre since 2011, with planned increases cancelled for 11 consecutive years.
Mr Sunak said: “Planned increases in duties for spirits like scotch whisky, wine, cider and beer will all be cancelled.
“All alcohol duties frozen for the second year in a row. The third time in two decades.
“And right now, to keep the cost of living low, I’m not prepared to increase the cost of a tank of fuel. So the planned increase in fuel duty is also cancelled.”
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