'Windfall tax’ needed after record petrol and diesel costs – threat of 'fuel poverty'


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“Meanwhile, farmers, who are struggling to cope with huge changes in agricultural policy and hyperinflation in commodities such as fertiliser, now have even greater costs to bear.

“The knock-on impacts are hard to predict, but they will likely mean reduced food security and higher prices for consumers.” 

According to the latest data from the RAC Foundation, average petrol prices are 165.89p for a litre of petrol.

Diesel drivers face a far higher cost of 177.34p per litre, almost 50p more per litre than this time last year.


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