BUDGET: Too dear to drive?

Petrol station
Petrol station forecourts still busy despite high prices Photo: Calendar

Some drivers will have to change or quit their jobs if August’s planned fuel duty increase goes ahead, according to new figures. Of 16,647 people asked by the AA four percent said they would change jobs to reduce mileage if the 3 pence duty increase is not scrapped, while three percent would have to abandon their job because of unaffordable travel costs.

The planned increase would push petrol prices up to around 145p a litre, with diesel rising to 150p. Those polled were asked what would be the effect of such prices, with 63 percent saying they would cut back on car use, 18 percent would cut back on grocery shopping.

Pump prices that many people can't afford means lost high street spending, higher transport costs, rising inflation, lost tax from businesses going bust and a bigger unemployment benefit bill.”

– Edmund King - the AA

Cheapest and most expensive fuel across the Calendar region

West Yorks.

Leeds – PETROL: 142.9/134.9 DIESEL: 141.9/148.9

Bradford – PETROL: 134.7/141.9 DIESEL: 141.7/147.9

Wakefield – PETROL: 133.9/142.9 DIESEL: 141.7/147.9

Huddersfield – PETROL: 135.7/147.9 DIESEL: 142.7/153.9

Wetherby – PETROL: 135.9/147.9 DIESEL: 143.9/154.9

South Yorks.

Sheffield – PETROL: 134.9/142.9 DIESEL: 142.9/147.9

Doncaster – PETROL: 134.7/141.9 DIESEL: 142.7/147.9

Rotherham – PETROL: 135.7/142.9 DIESEL: 142.7/148.9

Barnsley – PETROL: 135.7/142.9 DIESEL: 142.7/147.9

East Yorks.

Hull – PETROL: 134.7/143.9 DIESEL: 142.7/148.9

Beverley – PETROL: 136.9/143.9 DIESEL: 144.9/147.9

Goole – PETROL: 139.9/139.9 DIESEL: 145.9/146.0

North Yorks.

York – PETROL: 134.7/140.9 DIESEL: 141.7/146.9

Scarborough – PETROL: 137.9/139.9 DIESEL: 145.9/147.9

Northallerton – PETROL: 141.9/141.9 DIESEL: 146.9/147.9

Malton – PETROL: 141.9/143.9 DIESEL: 146.9/148.9

Harrogate – PETROL: 135.9/143.9 DIESEL: 143.9/159.9

Ripon – PETROL: 138.9/141.9 DIESEL: 145.9/145.9

Lincs.

Lincoln – PETROL: 135.7/141.9 DIESEL: 142.7/146.9

Boston – PETROL: 137.9/141.9 DIESEL: 143.7/147.9

Grimsby – PETROL: 135.7/142.9 DIESEL: 143.7/150.9

Skegness – PETROL: 139.9/139.9 DIESEL: 146.9/146.9

Sleaford – PETROL: 139.9/142.9 DIESEL: 146.9/147.9