The Isle of Wight's MP, Andrew Turner has welcomed news that a planned rise of 3p in fuel duty has been scrapped.
Chancellor George Osborne has also frozen the tax for the rest of the year.
Speaking just after the announcement this afternoon Mr Turner said:
"This is particularly good news for rural areas like the Island - the 3p a litre increase would have a much more significant impact here than in urban areas. Many Islanders have been in touch with me outlining their concerns - so I am glad the Chancellor has listened to all the arguments put forward and found the £500m needed to cancel the price rise. The price of fuel in August will now be 10p a litre cheaper than it would have been under the plans inherited from the previous Government.
"The Chancellor has some very difficult decisions to take about what spending to prioritise, but he understands times are hard, and has chosen to give a helping hand to hard-pressed families and businesses."