Embarrassing moment Rishi Sunak struggles to use bank card while buying petrol

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The embarrassing moment was aired on Sky News last night after Rishi Sunak delivered his mini budget to the House of Commons

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Rishi Sunak appears to struggle when paying for fuel

This is the embarrassing moment Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak struggles to use his bank card as he’s buying petrol.

The clip shows the petrol station worker at the till raising the device to scan the can of Coke the millionaire Chancellor wants to buy after filling up his tank.

Mr Sunak raises his bank card to try and pay using the barcode scanner through the plastic screen not realizing it isn’t a card machine.

The gaffe was aired on Sky News last night after the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement to the House of Commons as millions of Brits struggle with the cost of living crisis.

Yesterday, Mr Sunak confirmed a 5p-a-litre cut to fuel duty as part of his Spring Statement.

Experts have called for more action from the Chancellor after petroleum prices hit record highs.







This is the moment Rishi Sunak struggles to use his bank card to buy petrol
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The cut in fuel duty means the rate will be reduced to 52.92p for both petrol and diesel from 6pm yesterday until March next year. The current rate is 57.95p per litre.

Fuel duty is included in the price drivers pay at the pumps, with VAT at 20% charged on top of the total price.

The Treasury boasted the fuel duty cut, along with a freeze already planned, will save the “average van driver” around £200 this year – or £1,500 for the average haulier.







The Chancellor was seen trying to use his bank card on the device that scans the barcodes on goods
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Motoring experts at the RAC suggest the cut to fuel duty will save drivers just £3 off the cost of filling a 55-litre family car.

Yesterday, Mr Sunak boasted he was unveiling £11.5bn of help to support Brits with the biggest cost of living crisis since records began in the 1950s.

1.3million Brits including half a million children will be dragged below the poverty line despite Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement, devastating analysis says.

Critics say his ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Spring Statement won’t touch the sides as a series of price rises come down the track next month. As he announced one £500m fund MPs shouted: “Is that it?”

IFS think tank director Paul Johnson warned “perhaps what really stands out today is what was missing”, adding: “He has done nothing more for those dependent on benefits, the very poorest, besides a small amount of extra cash for local authorities to dispense at their discretion.

“Their benefits will rise by just 3.1% for the coming financial year. Their cost of living could well rise by 10%.”

The Chancellor announced cuts to National Insurance.

He also promised to cut income tax from 20p to 19p in the pound in April 2024, just in time for a general election.

But there was almost no help for those out of work, and nothing to improve the level of benefits. The Resolution Foundation said the poorest fifth of households will gain just £136 from today’s Spring Statement – compared to £420 for middle earners and £475 for the wealthiest.

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