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Petrol prices are nation's biggest worry

28 April, 2011

The price of petrol is the number one concern for Britons today. In its first-ever Life Index, Swiftcover found that 61% of consumers said their biggest worry was the price of petrol and diesel. And 23% of respondents said they were ‘extremely concerned’ by it.

The next most worrying things were the government’s actions (cited by 58% of those surveyed), local council’s actions (44%) and financial pressures (42%).

The Life Index also found that those aged 45 and over were the unhappiest, with 27% of them claiming to be more miserable than a year ago and 45% of them citing financial pressures as the main reason.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 16 September 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands131.7067.90141.05127.78
North East130.27143.10126.88
North West131.0561.90140.46127.66
Northern Ireland128.98134.61125.56
South East132.3555.20140.48128.43
South West131.4959.90138.93127.63
West Midlands131.2068.90139.66127.86
Yorkshire & Humber130.9084.90142.07127.66

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