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New year cost increase for drivers 04 Jan 2017

The cost of filling up an average car has risen by around £10 over the past year, reflecting the increase in the pump price of both petrol and diesel.
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English council parking profits hit new high 09 Dec 2016

The surplus produced from council parking operations in England has reached a record high of more than three quarters of a billion pounds. In the 2015-16 financial year the 353 local authorities in
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Online shopping increasingly the norm 05 Dec 2016

More than 7 in 10 (71%) British adults aged 16-75 say they have shopped online within the last three months. The average UK household now places around 2.5 online orders per month – the
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Ministers reveal details of local road spending 28 Nov 2016

£175 million to be spent on improving up to 50 of England's most dangerous routes.
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Welsh parking profits rise 14% 17 Nov 2016

Local authorities in Wales made a combined surplus – or ‘profit’ - of £13.8 million on their parking activities in the last financial year. 
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Points and fine for first phone use offence 08 Nov 2016

The government has announced that it will double the penalties for drivers who use a handheld mobile at the wheel and also deny first-time offenders the chance of undertaking a remedial course.
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Pothole compensation claim made every seventeen minutes 13 Oct 2016

Drivers made at least 31,483 claims against councils for vehicle damage caused by poor road conditions in the last financial year. This equates to a claim being submitted every seventeen minutes in 2015/16.
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Effectiveness of average speed cameras 30 Sep 2016

The use of average speed cameras has been found, on average, to cut the number of crashes resulting in death or serious injury by more than a third. Research for the RAC Foundation by Road Safety
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Publications

Weekly fuel fact sheet

Each week the RAC Foundation publishes its latest fuel fact sheet which sets out the latest pump prices, rates of fuel taxation and cost of crude oil. More detailed and interactive fuel charts are available in the data section.

Weekly fuel fact sheet
Publications

Would dirty diesel scrappage scheme do much for air quality?

A scrappage scheme aimed at removing the dirtiest diesel cars from the roads would have to be on a huge scale to have any significant effect.

Would dirty diesel scrappage scheme do much for air quality?
Data

Oil price over time

This chart shows the price of Brent crude over the past 12 months both in US dollars and pound sterling. Hover over the lines to get precise data values.

Oil price over time
Data

UK pump prices over time

This chart tracks the changes in petrol and diesel prices over time (weekly, rolling ten year period) and is based on BEIS data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
Data

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump

Plotting the cost of fuel on the forecourt and at the refinery gate.

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump
Data

The cost of filling up over time

The cost of filling up over time
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