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average price of a litre of fuel in the UK is now around £1.31 for petrol
and £1.35 for diesel. But how much it costs to fill up can vary from street
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Update 181003: fuel duty freeze confirmed
May addressing the Conservative Pary conference confirmed the pledge to freeze
fuel duty as a commitment to helping people on low incomes by ruling out any
increase in fuel duty in the Budget on 29th October 2018.
There had been speculation that the annual fuel duty freeze, in place
since 2010, may come to an end, with an inflation-linked rise used to pay for
the £20bn in extra annual funding promised for the NHS.
The freeze would be the ninth year in a row. Average petrol prices have gone up
by 11.5p a litre in the last year, with diesel rising by 14p a litre. Why not
try our tool to find out how much you're paying?
A continuation of the
freeze is very welcome news to motorists at a time when crude oil has continued
rising with Brent Crude reaching US$85 yesterday. That is likely to result in
further price rises at the pumps.