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Fuel Prices

Posted 21/10/2014 in News centre

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Fuel prices are significant for removal companies as they are an added cost. High fuel prices have caused delivery companies to use groupage schemes which combine jobs so that their fuel will last longer.

The figures from November show that fuel prices have fallen slightly. Unleaded prices have lessened by 3.8ppl and diesel prices have lessened by 1.8ppl. The difference in price between diesel and unleaded has gone up to 6.8ppl. Supermarket prices have also fallen and now stand at 133.3ppl. That is a 3.5ppl drop. However the UK has the second highest diesel price in Europe and the seventh highest unleaded price. Some areas have better prices than others. Yorkshire has the lowest fuel prices of 134.3ppl for unleaded and 141ppl for diesel. Northern Island has the highest diesel price at 142.6ppl and the South East has the highest unleaded price at 135.7ppl. Van drivers faced a 3ppl tax rise in fuels prices, but Chancellor George Osborn cancelled this on the 5th December due to heavy opposition from consumer groups and MPs. He had postponed the rise earlier in the year due to the same pressures. In March 2011, Osborne cut the fuel tax by 1p but tax is still 60% of the average price of petrol in the UK. The fuel tax is 57.9ppl of petrol including diesel. A drop in fuel tax would be beneficial for professional drivers and companies which rely on their vehicles. A drop in tax is unlikely though due to the cut backs. So vans will need to increase their van groupage in order to be economical with their fuel. If you are moving house, opt for a part load or a back load; these are van groupage schemes.  

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