Brits put the brakes on their fuel spending

December 5, 2008

Alistair Darling proposed a 2p increase in fuel duty in his pre-budget announcement, but all is not lost. Latest research from Mintel finds that the vast majority of Brits have now taken their foot well and truly off the gas when it comes to fuel spending.Indeed, Mintel finds that more than 80% of adults in the UK have changed the way they drive over the past 12 months, to cut back on the amount of petrol they use. And as many as a quarter (24%) of Brits have made 5 or more cost-cutting changes to their driving habits.

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