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Drivers told to ‘cut shorter journeys’

The fuel crisis is fast becoming a focal point of the rising cost of living, with the Prime Minister coming under pressure to adapt to cuts in Europe’s fuel tax.

But what is behind the prices motorists are paying, is anyone making a profit and, crucially, will the government really cut taxes?

Rachel Millard and Matthew Oliver studied the problem in detail to create these charts that show where your money goes when you fill up.

rail fare increases

Away from the forecourts, a “summer of dissatisfaction” threatens to paralyze the British rail network.

Train drivers on three networks announced yesterday they will join thousands of other rail workers on strike, with union barons trying to wreak havoc in a dispute over pay. Here are all the details on when there will be the most disruption.

telegraph Data analysis today shows train drivers’ wages have increased nearly 20 times the average worker’s wages.

After accounting for inflation, this equates to a real increase of 17 percent. Ben Butcher crunched the numbers on how pay for key workers compares.

Sir Keir Starmer, the Labor leader, has been accused by his own colleagues of “sitting on the fence” about the strikes. tom harris explains how Labor is tying itself together.

company at risk

Small businesses have survived the crippling Covid lockdowns, but sky-high inflation will spell the end for thousands of them across the country.

Anne Wallace has been in the fish and chips business for almost 60 years. Her Stockport store, Taylors, survived the three-day week of the 1970s, the financial crisis and a pandemic.

But she fears the current hyperinflation now threatens to shut her shutters forever. Rachel Mortimer speaks to her — and others struggling to stay afloat.

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