Rishi Sunak’s pitiful 5p cut has been wiped out due to the rising cost of fuel at the petrol pumps.
According to the RAC’s UK fuel price tracker, on the day the Tory Chancellor introduced the cut, unleaded was 167.30p and diesel was 179.72p per litre.
Latest figures show that after an initial reduction unleaded has increased by nearly 4p a litre and diesel has increased by 5p a litre. The RAC also predicts that prices will rise further, putting even more pressure on household budgets.
Commenting, SNP MSP Michelle Thomson said: "Rishi Sunak's pitiful 5p cut in fuel duty has been pretty much wiped out due to the cost of living crisis, which was made by the Tories in the first place.
"This just shows how woeful the measures were that the Chancellor brought in and how they have provided next to no help for families who are struggling to make ends meet.
"It is about time the Chancellor woke up to the realities of the cost of living crisis and provided real help for people across Scotland.
"This once again shows that the only way we can build a fairer, more equal Scotland is with the full range of powers that independence would bring."