Sainsbury's to spark supermarket petrol price war by cutting unleaded by 4p and diesel by 3p from todayOther retailers will follow suit as many struggle to afford to run a carIt comes after months of rises with 5p alone added in the past monthChancellor being urged to scrap 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise in upcoming budget By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 16:04 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:42 GMT, 13 March 2013 Sainsbury's may have sparked a supermarket petrol price war today by dropping its fuel prices likely forcing other retailers likely to follow suit. From today, the cost of petrol at its 279 forecourts across the UK will dip by 4p a litre, with diesel being reduced by 3p a litre. Sainsbury's head of fuel Richard Crampton said: 'We know that fuel is a big part of many customers' weekly budget so we're keen to do anything we can to help.' Price battle: Sainsbury's has cut the cost of fuel from today, with other retailers likely to follow suit The move is likely to spark a similar response from its rivals as latest petrol price figures show the cost of filling up is continuing to put the squeeze on motorists, going up by another 5p a litre in February alone
Cost of petrol set to rise by up to 5p a litre as stations pass on increase in wholesale prices 1p of rise in wholesale prices has been passed on at many petrol stationsRetailers insist they are not to blame for the 5p price riseAA attacked fuel industry for failing to pass on 2p fall in diesel wholesale costs that was worth 2.5p at the pump By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 25 January 2013 Motorists are facing more pain at the pumps, with increases of up to 5p a litre, the AA warned. Already 1p of the rise in wholesale prices has been passed on at many petrol stations – leaving another 4p to come.
Minister pleads with Treasury to 'get on with' elderly care reform amid calls to cut fuel bill help for 80% of pensioners Care minister Norman Lamb tells MailOnline the issue of how to fund care for ageing population must be removed from the 'long grass Think tank report by ex-minister Paul Burstow calls for 10million pensioners to lose winter fuel allowance to pay for cap on care bills But campaigners say it would penalise those who saved for their old age there were 2.06million people claiming Pension Credit.
Cold weather breakdowns could be down to diesel contamination, says AA AA said it had received call-outs from a number of motorists complaining that their cars suddenly felt 'sluggish' soon after a fill-upThey are investigating a possible contamination of diesel fuel | UPDATED: 20:18 GMT, 7 December 2012 Motorists are breaking down in cold weather because of a possible contamination problem with some diesel fuel, says the AA. They are investigating to see how widespread the problem is – most critically whether a rogue batch of contaminated fuel is to blame or whether the problems are limited to one or more specific filling stations. The AA said it had received call-outs from a number of stricken motorists complaining that their cars suddenly felt ‘sluggish’ soon after a fill-up
Average home heating bill hits 600: Millions plan to ration usage after price surge Latest figures show average bill is 63 per cent higher than in 200890 per cent of people plan to go without heating to cut costs Fears some elderly people will die from the cold because they switch heating off to save money In recent weeks five of the 'big six' energy giants have raised tariffs | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 28 November 2012 Cold: 90 per cent of people say they will switch off heating to save money this winter Millions of householders are planning to ration heating this winter after bills surged to shocking new levels. The latest figures reveal that the average bill is 587 – a startling 63 per cent rise from 360 in 2008