Fuel Prices

Fuel-Price War Expected As Tesco Slashes Petrol And Diesel Costs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Tesco has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by cutting the cost of its petrol and diesel. The supermarket giant said it was reducing petr...

Stoking the Fuel Poverty Fire

Peter Rolton | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Currently a home is classified as being in fuel poverty if it has to spend 10% or more of its total income on maintaining a 'satisfactory' level of heat. The new definition, however, proposes a more abstract perspective: if a household has above average fuel costs that leave them with a 'residual income below the official poverty line' they will be put in the bracket.

How the British Can Learn to Love Human Rights

Israel Butler | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

Human rights have become toxic in Britain. There is no genuine public debate over the issue - debates are supposed to be two sided, and progressive forces have not yet found a successful response to calls to scrap the Human Rights Act and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights... However, research on public attitudes suggests that this is a debate that pro-human rights forces could win.

Taking Another Look at ECO

Peter Rolton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

The spotlight has been beaming down on green levies over the past few weeks; critics want them removed from consumer energy bills immediately to cut costs, whilst advocates argue that they are vital in the creation of a low carbon energy market.

Fuel Discount Bid For Remote Areas

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Motorists in remote areas could pay less for petrol and diesel under Government proposals to extend the island fuel rebate scheme, Chief Secretary to ...

Greening Our Homes Will Help Us Save Money, Get Healthier and Boost the Economy

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

Insulation won't just help us tackle climate change. It's also the most effective way of easing the misery of fuel poverty, which affects around 6 million homes. That's around a quarter of all households where the stark choice of either heating or eating is a daily reality.

Is It a Trap? Playing Political Football with Fuel Subsidies in Kurdistan Region

Shwan Zulal | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Shwan Zulal

High fuel prices and long gas station queues in Iraqi Kurdistan have led to calls for a government subsidy on fuel. But one industry analyst thinks that's a terrible idea. He explains why.

"BrentGate" Will Be Larger Than the Libor Scandal

Johnny West | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Johnny West

Here's a prediction: the Brent price fixing scandal will turn out to be larger than Libor. Energy prices ripple throughout the real economy and there will be not thousands but millions of angry punters ready to exercise a grievance if any of these allegations turn out to be true.

Were BP And Shell Fixing Oil Prices?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Oil companies BP and Shell are being investigated over allegations of price-fixing, distortions that could have harmed ordinary consumers. Norwegia...

Petrol Prices are Falling, But Will We Always Be Paying Too Much for Oil?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK
Steve McKevitt

There is a widespread sense of injustice about the price we're paying for our fuel. Each increase is met with outrage and often organised opposition, while a furore greets any energy company announcing profits.

Supermarkets Cut Cost Of Diesel

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

Motorists spared next autumn's planned fuel duty rise have been handed more good news. First, supermarket Sainsbury's said it was reducing the pric...

Families Forced To Choose Between Heat Or Food

PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

The number of UK children living in fuel poverty has risen to 1.6 million - 130,000 more than in 2010, according to a study. The figure, which incl...

Fuel For The Fire?

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics

There was growing pressure today on Chancellor George Osborne to abandon the Government's controversial 3p-a-litre increase in fuel duty planned for J...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Comedy

David Cameron addressed the party faithful, British Gas put its prices up and the EU won the Nobel Peace Prize. It was, we think you'll agree, quite a...

Asda Sparks Supermarket Fuel Cuts

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

Supermarket customers are set to benefit from lower fuel costs after one of the country's biggest supermarkets announced price cuts. Asda, Britain'...

Are Motorists Suffering At The Pumps?

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a review into whether reductions in the price of crude oil are being passed on to motorists. The watchdog c...

Petrol Prices Continue To Fall

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

UK petrol prices have for the second month running fallen by more than 4p a litre, the AA said. It is a reduction not seen since the price collapse...

Fuel Price Could Rise By 50%, Warns RAC

PA | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Motorists could face a 50% rise in fuel duty in future years to cover a £13bn hole in Treasury coffers, according to a report. The gap in public f...

Petrol Pricing: Is There an App for That?

Mark J Daniels | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

As a nation, we appear to have gone in to meltdown over an impending fuel shortage, which doesn't - as I write - actually exist. Petrol is still in plentiful supply, with the only backlog that actually exists having been created by an inept government and panic buying motorists as retailers have a bumper week.

Poorer Drivers 'Suffering' At The Pump, Claims AA

PA | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

Recent rises in petrol prices at the pumps will wipe out any savings drivers could have expected from warmer-weather motoring, the AA claims. Alrea...

PHOTOS: Fuel Duty Protest Braves The Rain At Number 10

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

Hundreds of protesters braved heavy rain on Wednesday lunchtime to take their campaign for fuel duty cuts to Westminster. Pensioners, cabbies, van ...

PMQs LIVE - Will Ed Miliband Make It Fifth Time Lucky?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress & Ned Simons | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

Prime minister's questions got off to a sombre start this lunchtime. following the the grim news coming from Afghanistan of the apparent deaths of six...

The Unexpected Retail Upturn This January is Welcome

Richard Driver | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Driver

January's growth figure for UK retail sales came in at 0.9%, which is a staggeringly strong showing and well above forecasts of a 0.3% contraction. To put it into perspective, this figure represents the strongest monthly performance since last April's Royal Wedding bonanza.

Driving Us Into Recession: The Price Of Fuel Tax

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics

The number of cars on the road has suffered its steepest decline since records began, with many blaming the increasing cost of petrol. Traffic volu...

Bled Dry: Why Aren't We Angrier About Petrol Prices?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Politics

In September 2000 fuel protests over petrol prices stopped Britain for seven days. Schools closed, supermarkets shelves emptied and the NHS was declar...