Shropshire Star

Fuel price rises leading to 'real strain' for Shropshire businesses

Businesses have spoken of the 'strain' placed on them as fuel price rises hit hard.

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Fuel prices are on the rise again

Drivers across the UK were struck with an 8p per litre surge in the price of diesel last month, new figures show.

The RAC said the average price of the fuel at forecourts rose from 154.8p at the start of September to 163.1p by the end of the month. It was the fifth largest monthly rise since 2000.

Petrol prices rose by nearly 5p per litre from 152.5p to 157.0p

Christopher Greenough, Chief Commercial officer at SDE Technology, near Shrewsbury, said the latest rise in fuel prices does nothing to help a recovery for businesses.

Chris Greenough

"Our Salop Haulage company runs 26 vehicles from our site in Shrewsbury," he said. "It supports our metal pressing business and also runs sub contract haulage for other companies around the Midlands.