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British motorists second only to Finland in high fuel prices
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British motorists second only to Finland in high fuel prices

British motorists are paying higher petrol prices than anywhere else in Europe except Finland, the RAC claimed as it attacked the Government’s failure to reduce fuel duties. Prices are at least 20p per litre cheaper in the eurozone’s big four economies of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, while many countries made much bigger cuts to fuel taxes, according to the motoring group. Drivers were handed a 5p per litre cut to fuel duty by Rishi Sunak when he was chancellor, a £2.4bn giveaway. But it is dwarfed by the action taken by many European countries, including Germany, Italy and Ireland. The RAC found that the average petrol price in the UK is 186p per litre, higher than all 27 EU countries bar 190p in Finland. It also revealed that the UK ranks 12th out of the 13 countries that cut f...