The cost of living is going to soar even higher on Friday (April 1), with the energy price cap rising, new council tax rates and increasing National Insurance. The average household energy bill will rise by 54 percent, costing an extra £693 a year.
The government is helping around 28 million households with the increasing costs, saying it will provide £350 to the ‘vast majority’ affected. A council tax rebate, an upfront loan on energy bills and a £150m fund for local authorities are some of the measures being introduced.
Meanwhile, fuel costs remain high for motorists adding to concerns around the cost of living. The latest figures from the RAC show that an average liter of Unleaded petrol in the UK costs 163.52p, while the average liter of diesel is 177.47p. On Tuesday, the RAC said average petroleum prices are ‘not fully reflecting’ the recent cut in fuel duty, which was announced in the Chancellor’s Spring statement.
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While duty was cut by 5p per liter last week, petrol has fallen less than 4p, and diesel by less than 3p, the RAC said.
The Manchester Evening News has compiled a list of 15 places supplying some of the cheapest petrol and diesel fuel across Manchester and a bit further afield. All these locations are within five miles from the center of Manchester and all data was collated from PetrolPrices.com.
Petrol prices can vary depending on supply and demand. These prices were correct at the time of writing (Thursday, March 31) but could change quickly as gas prices continue to increase.
The cheapest Unleaded petrol prices around Manchester
1. Costco Oldham, 153.7p
2. Morrisons Openshaw, 155.7p
3. Morrisons Oldham, 155.7p
4. Morrisons Denton, 155.7p
5. Morrisons Bredbury, 155.7p
6. Morrisons Hyde, 155.7p
7. Morrisons Dunkinfield, 155.8p
8. Sainsburys Denton, 155.9p
9. Sainsburys Oldham, 155.9p
10. Morrisons Failsworth, 156.7p
11. Costco Manchester, 156.7p
12. Sainsburys Bolton, 157.9p
13. Asda Hulme, 158.7p
14. Asda Eastlands, 158.7p
15. Sainsburys Hazel Grove, 158.9p
The cheapest diesel prices around Manchester
1. Costco Oldham, 167.7p
2. Morrisons Denton, 167.7p
3. Morrisons Bredbury, 167.7p
4. Morrisons Dunkinfield, 167.7p
5. Morrisons Hyde, 167.7p
6. Morrisons Openshaw, 168.7p
7. Morrisons Failsworth, 168.7p
8. Morrisons Oldham, 168.7p
9. Morrisons Cheadle Heath, 168.7p
10. Tesco Manchester Gorton Extra, 168.9p
11. Tesco Droylsden, 168.9p
12. Costco Manchester, 168.9p
13. Sainsburys Hazel Grove, 169.9p
14. Tesco Salford Extra, 169.9p
15. Asda Hulme, 170.7p
PetrolPrices.com covers major service stations including brands like BP, Shell, and Texaco as well as supermarkets, smaller chains and independent stations. The website combines price data from Catalist with its own crowdsource data, which comes from website users and forecourt owners.
The site says it hopes to have “the most up to date and reliable price data across the industry”.
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