Car rates

The cost of fueling your car in Sheffield has soared by 43% in the last five years, from £64.31 to £102.53

In fact, the cost of filling a typical family car has now exceeded £100 in all parts of the UK, according to new data.

The cost is broadly similar across all regions, but the highest prices are found in London, where a tank of petrol costs £103.23. The North East has the lowest prices, at £102.06.

Northern Ireland has seen the cost of petrol jump the most in the past year, with prices up 49% from this time a year ago.

Register to our Business newsletter

The cost of filling a typical family car has now exceeded £100

The figures were provided to Cost of fuelling your car in Sheffield has rocketed 43 per cent in the last five years from £64.31 to £102.53 by data company Experian, which has a database of all petrol stations in the UK and Ireland.

It’s based on the cost of filling a typical 55-litre family car with a full tank of unleaded petrol on June 15.

Pressure is mounting on the government to take further action on fuel prices.

The RAC says the Treasury now levies £46 full tank tax on an average family car and has urged the government to do more to help motorists.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “As fuel prices set new records daily, households across the country may never have expected to see the cost of filling up a mid-size family car reach triple digits.

Read more

Read more

Warning to UK over cost of living pressures – ‘the worst is yet to come’

“With RAC research showing that up to eight in 10 people depend on their cars, many must be wondering if further government financial support will be forthcoming.

“The 5p cut in fuel tax in March now looks paltry, as wholesale petrol prices have already risen five times that amount since the spring statement (25p).

“A further reduction in customs duties or a temporary reduction in VAT would go a long way to helping drivers, especially those on low incomes who have no choice but to drive.

“It’s also important to remember that the government still benefits from high fuel prices by levying around 30p VAT on every liter sold.

“That compares to just 25p before Russia invaded Ukraine. On top of that the government still collects a fuel tax of 53p on every litre.”

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has ordered a review of the March fuel tax cut as retailers failed to pass on the 5p per liter saving to customers.

The government has said retailers could be “named and humiliated” if the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation finds wrongdoing.

A spokesperson said: ‘At the request of the Business Secretary, the Competition and Markets Authority has agreed to carry out an urgent review of the fuel market to ensure drivers get a fair deal.

“The 5p cut in fuel tax is the biggest ever cut in fuel tax rates and will save the average motorist around £100. As a key part of our support to help those facing the rising cost of living, it is essential that we ensure it is passed on everywhere.