Since last years high petrol costs due to the increased demand for crude oil, the cost of filling up at the pump has steadily been rising since january this year when it was at its lowest.
This week here in London, I can no longer find a petrol station where the cost of petrol is below £1 per litre. I'm not sure what the cause of the high prices are this time, but with the credit crunch affecting driving instructors, and many learner drivers putting off tuition, it is another dent to the profit margins of a already low paying job. The petrol increases are due to the new government duty taxes that were increased in april this year now filtering unto the consumer pumps.
I guess the ones to benefit from this are the provisional licence holders who might be able to get lower driving lesson prices.
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