U-turn on villages snubbed in lifeline fuel plan
THE UK Government has performed an embarrassing U-turn on the exclusion of Sutherland villages from its cut-price fuel scheme.
The Treasury has reversed a shock decision to completely omit one of the most remote regions in the UK from a list of rural areas in line for a 5p-a-litre petrol and diesel discount.
Local MP John Thurso said last night that the department had made an “honest mistake” when it drew up the plans because it “did not understand” the large area covered by a postcode in the area.
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