Cost of living - fuel prices drop further

There is good news for consumers as the average cost of fuel dropped again this week, with unleaded petrol now at 109.3 pence per litre, 0.5p per litre cheaper than the price seven days ago.

Office of National Statistics figures also show that the cost of diesel has also fallen, by 0.4p pence per litre with the cost at the pump now 111 pence per litre.

Fuel is still more affordable than at the same time time last year, with unleaded petrol 5.3 pence per litre cheaper and diesel 1.0 pence per litre cheaper than it was this week in 2015.