Fuel price cut for rural areas kicks in

People living in some of the UK’s most rural areas are now benefiting from a fuel price cut. The five pence price reduction kicked in yesterday and applies across 17 areas – 13 in the Highlands and four in northern England. The government estimates around 125,000 people living in those areas will benefit from cheaper […]

5p fuel price discount for rural UK

The European Union has approved a five pence per litre cut on fuel prices in rural areas in England and Scotland. Residents across 17 of the “most rural areas” with the highest fuel prices will benefit from the reduction from 31st May. Retailers can claim back the discount on unleaded petrol and diesel and pass […]

Scots: UK must regulate energy markets for fuel poverty

The UK Government must take stronger action to regulate energy markets to reduce fuel poverty, according to the Scottish Government. Its new reports also claim around 658,000 homes that are fuel poor in Scotland could be reduced by improving energy efficiency in households. Scotland is encouraging homeowners to install loft and cavity wall insulations, which […]

CBI welcomes fuel price freeze

The CBI has welcomed the Government’s decision to freeze the fuel price rise until January next year. The proposed 3p per litre rise, which was due to start in August, was scrapped by Chancellor George Osborne yesterday after pressure from Labour. The CBI said this decision will help families and businesses across the country. Dr […]