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Election may signal fuel rise

A LABOUR Party victory in the May 1 general election could signal a fuel price rise if a June mini-Budget is held, it was claimed this week. The latest monthly PHH AllStar fuel price report shows pump prices have remained static for the third month as the industry waits for the outcome of the election.

However, the company has warned against fleet complacency with Keith Greenhead, PHH Vehicle Management Services' divisional manager fuel, saying: 'The arrival of spring triggers the motoring season, increasing demand for fuel which traditionally causes the price to rise. There's a rumour that if the Labour Party wins it will raise duty on fuel immediately as part of a post-election mini-Budget.'

Prices: diesel - lowest Glasgow 58.25p a litre/264.8p a gallon, highest Inverness 68.05p/309.35p; unleaded - lowest Glasgow 57.6p/ 261.89p, highest Inverness 64.92p/ 295.12p; four star - lowest Aberdeen 63.16p/287.12p, highest Inverness 68.88p/313.12p.

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