Cost of living - fuel prices drop further

Price of fuel rises
Price of fuel rises

Consumers are facing bad news at the pumps as the cost of fuel rose this week, with unleaded petrol now at 109.6 pence per litre 0.4p per litre cheaper than the price seven days ago.

Office of National Statistics figures also show that the cost of diesel has also risen, by 0.7p pence per litre with the cost at the pump now 111.7 pence per litre.

Fuel is still more affordable than at the same time time last year, with unleaded petrol 3.6 pence per litre cheaper and diesel 0.7 pence per litre cheaper than it was this week in 2015.