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Tax as % of pump price 07 Jan 2015

See how the proportion of the petrol and diesel pump price that is tax has changed over the past ten years.
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£15 billion road investment 01 Dec 2014

The government has announced where much of the £15 billion road investment planned for the next parliament will be spent. 84 new schemes have been outlined.
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On the move Wales: car, train and bus travel trends 06 Jan 2015

Twenty-first century car use in Wales is more in keeping with historical experience than the rest of Great Britain according to a new report published today.
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Press

Tax as percentage of price of petrol at six-year high

Seventy percent of the price of unleaded petrol now goes to the chancellor in tax.

This is the highest proportion for almost six years.

Tax as percentage of price of petrol at six-year high
Publications

Transport expenditure, taxes and subsidies in GB

Road users are now paying four times more money to the Chancellor in motoring taxation than is being spent by the government on the roads.

Transport expenditure, taxes and subsidies in GB
Data

Oil prices

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 prices
Press

Millions more drivers to add to urban congestion

Within twenty years there could be another seven million drivers in the UK. This means that if current trends persist, the total will leap from about 36 million to 43 million.

Millions more drivers to add to urban congestion
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 DECC data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
Data

European petrol prices

Hover over the chart to see total prices and also the prices of the different components. The chart is updated daily.

European petrol prices
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