The official weekly fuel prices figures came out today and showed that the price of petrol and diesel fell for the first time in six months.

This will provide some relief to those hard-pressed, oil-reliant firms within the construction industry.

But the figures show that while the fuel duty was cut by 1p lease petrol prices dropped just 0.67p and diesel by just 0.5p.

This will probably provide enough for George Osborne to claim a victory in reducing prices against the upward trend.

Meanwhile, those keen to discredit his headline grabbing Budget giveaway will argue that they are vindicated in suggesting that fuel companies would pass on the extra tax Mr Osborne has place on them.

We’ll see.