This is what Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury told BBC1's politics show earlier this week:
"We are already also taking steps, and we are the first Government that's done this, to put in place a fuel duty discount scheme for remote communities where the prices are absolutely highest, something previous governments refused to do."
Unfortunately, according to the BBC, it seems it could take some time to implement:
"The UK needs EU permission to charge different fuel duty rates around the country. Ministers hope to make a formal request after the Budget.
EU law means the UK would need the European Commission to propose the scheme, and the EU's finance ministers to unanimously support the idea at an ECOFIN meeting.
Once the request is made by the UK, it will take three months for the commission to draw up a proposal and several further months for it to be agreed. Only then would a pilot scheme be possible."
The pilot scheme, which will provide a discount of up to 5p per litre of petrol or diesel, will apparently be rolled out in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, and the Isles of Scilly. If it is successful it will also be introduced to the Scottish Highlands, Western Isles, West Wales and parts of England and Northern Ireland.
The VAT rise is not ideal (I have always personally questioned why VAT is even levied on fuel considering how much duty is anyway applied) but at least the government is looking at ways of addressing the issue of higher fuel prices in rural areas like Ynys Môn.