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Motorists suffer ‘worst week of pump pains’ as petrol prices rise again

The AA estimates the High Street is losing £23m a day as people cut spending to keep their cars on the road. Unleaded is up 7p in a week and 50p compared to this time last year

Gasoline prices continued to rise for the sixth straight day
Gasoline prices continued to rise for the sixth straight day

Motorists got another glue today as petrol prices rose for the sixth straight day.

But Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s calls for immediate tax cuts again fell on deaf ears.

Unleaded rose nearly a cent in one day to a new high of 183.16 liters per annum.

The AA said it was the “worst week with pump pain yet”.

The organization estimates the high street is losing £23m a day as people cut spending to keep their cars on the road.

Unleaded is up 7p in a week and 50p compared to this time last year.

Diesel was also up almost a penny today to 188.82p – up 4.5p in a week.







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Calls for immediate tax cuts by Rishi Sunak again fell on deaf ears
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AA President Edmund King called for “more fuel price transparency to stop the daily rip-off at the pump”.

RAC Fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “It is becoming clearer by the day that further action needs to be taken by the Government to ease the huge financial burden on drivers. But based on statements made today, it appears fixated on ensuring retailers fully pass on March’s 5p tariff cut.”

Mr Williams planned the 5p fuel tax cut as “a drop in the bucket” for drivers.

Figures from the RAC show that the average price of motorway petrol is £197.81 per liter and just over £2 for diesel.

Despite daily calls for help in the forecourts from the fuel tax a further 10p on the VAT cuts there is little sign of relief from Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Boris Johnson has refused to budge, saying: “We have already made a cut – the biggest cut ever in fuel levy.

“I want to see these cuts having an impact on the pumps.”







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But Tory grandee Sir Iain Duncan Smith said: “Taking the burden off the people is crucial and I would like to see tax cuts.”

Public services union Unison told how rising petrol prices are forcing caregivers off the streets as they cannot afford the petrol to get to work.

Christina McAnea, general secretary of Unison, berated the government for having “no plan” to deal with the cost-of-living crisis and said those in the health and care sectors were paying the price for workers calling in sick to cover their facts Cars drove empty.

She said sky-high gas prices are “having a major impact on people with jobs that mean they have to travel.”

And she added: “Health workers, health visitors, caregivers and social workers say they simply can’t afford to do their jobs anymore.

“We’re actually hearing from people who would rather call in sick because they don’t have money to fuel their cars and get work done.”

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