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Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled next month’s planned 4p rise in fuel duty in what he has billed his “Budget for growth”.

A further 1p will be cut from pump prices immediately - all paid for by a £2bn tax on oil companies.

But he did not halt planned rises in alcohol and tobacco tax - 4p on a pint of beer and 15p on a bottle of wine.

The chancellor was forced to downgrade his growth forecasts - prompting mockery from Labour leader Ed Miliband.

“Every time he comes to this House growth is downgraded,” said Mr Miliband to cheers from Labour MPs.

Mr Osborne said he wanted his Budget to “put fuel into the tank of the British economy” - and, in a flourish reminiscent of his Labour predecessor Gordon Brown, waited until the end of his speech to unveil the bigger than expected fuel duty cut.

He told MPs “the cost of filling up a family car such as a Ford Focus has increased by £10” and he said he wanted to ease the burden on hard-pressed families.