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>> No. 35582 Anonymous
14th October 2021
Thursday 10:10 pm
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>Britain's chicken king says the 20-year binge on cheap food is over

>Britain's 20-year binge on cheap food is coming to an end and food price inflation could hit double digits due to a tidal wave of soaring costs that are crashing through the supply chain, Britain’s biggest chicken producer said. As it emerges from the twin crises of Brexit and COVID, the world's fifth largest economy is facing an acute shortage of truckers, butchers and warehouse workers that has exacerbated global supply chain strains.

>"The days when you could feed a family of four with a 3 pound chicken are coming to an end," Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of the 2 Sisters Group and known as the "Chicken King" said in a statement. "In relative terms, a chicken today is cheaper to buy than it was 20 years ago. How can it be right that a whole chicken costs less than a pint of beer? You’re looking at a different world from now on where the shopper pays more."

>Boparan, who produces around a third of all poultry products consumed in the United Kingdom, said he didn't think the British government could fix all the problems or control inflation. He said the constriction of labour supply would lead to wage inflation and that he would invest in automation. "Less labour means less choice, core ranges, empty shelves and wage inflation, and this isn’t going to change," he said. "Right now I need to be honest about what this means for the consumer as inflation could reach double digits.”

>Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that Britain's economy must kick its addiction to cheap imported labour and that it is positive that wages will have to go up. Johnson's government has denied that Brexit is responsible for the strains on the economy, though no other European economies have faced the same scale of supply chain disruption."I feel confident that there will be good provision of goods for everybody, and we are working our way to remove blockages where we can," Johnson's finance minister, Rishi Sunak, said in Washington.

>Boparan outlined a cost tsunami: feed costs, supplements, veterinary costs and wages have risen 15-20%; an acute trucker shortage; energy and carbon dioxide costs rising more than 500% from last year; and packaging up 20% in six months. 2 Sisters, founded by Boparan in 1993, sells poultry, pizza and pies. It processes 10.4 million birds a week and owns more than 700 farms. Ronald Kers, the chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, advised people to shop normally for Christmas and said the company would do everything it could to ensure supplies of festive turkey. Food prices rose by 0.2% in annual terms in August, according to official consumer price data, breaking a nine-month run of declines.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britains-binge-cheap-food-is-over-biggest-chicken-producer-says-2021-10-14/

I'm already noticing creeping inflation everywhere. Even my barbers have increased prices which is playing havoc with my budgets, I'm having to make minor adjustments.
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>> No. 37017 Anonymous
17th February 2022
Thursday 6:12 pm
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I regularly browse through the Google recommend articles thingy on my phone, and for a couple of days almost every single guardian article was adding that photo too. Wonder if it was an evident or of they were doing the private eye trick
>> No. 37018 Anonymous
17th February 2022
Thursday 6:12 pm
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>>37017
*Accident not evident
>> No. 38056 Anonymous
29th March 2022
Tuesday 12:27 am
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>Cadbury has shrunk the size of its Dairy Milk sharing bars by 10%, but will not reduce the price for customers.

>Parent company Mondelez blamed costs associated with the production of its chocolate spiking, as it reduced the bars' size from 200g to 180g. They are still typically being sold at £2 despite the downsize. US firm Mondelez said the move was the first for that size of Dairy Milk bar in a decade.
>In 2020, the company was accused of "shrinkflation" - reducing the size of a product while keeping the price the same to boost profits. At the time, Cadbury chocolate bars sold in multipacks, including popular treats like Crunchies, Twirls and Wispas, were reduced in size to reduce their calorie count, Mondelez said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60902583

Less chocolate, more waistline, softer erections, is there anything to look forward to in the future?
>> No. 38057 Anonymous
29th March 2022
Tuesday 1:53 am
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>>38056
They would have done this anyway, because they are thieving rats and vermin. If they're only committing the same treachery they did last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, then maybe all the panic stations this year are overblown. Because I didn't watch the news much, but I'm sure 2020 and 2021 were fine and nothing really went wrong then.
>> No. 38384 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 7:43 pm
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We’re swapping a £40k nanny for a £10k au pair: preparing for the cost of living squeeze

Like many mothers Jessica Keplinger, 38, is having to make changes because of the rising cost of living, changing her childcare arrangements, her car and her shopping habits.

Keplinger, from Kingston upon Thames, in southwest London, is thinking of getting an au pair to help look after her three-year-old son, Teddy, which will cost about £10,000 a year, rather than a full-time nanny, which is more like £40,000. She and her husband, a hedge fund manager, are also planning to give up their Audi A3, which is mainly only used for the school run, and considering hiring a Tesla, which will cut costs and help the environment.

Other changes include ditching her £18 veg boxes and using Ocado and her local farmers’ market instead, ironing her own clothes and stopping regular takeaways from Hakkasan, the upmarket Cantonese restaurant. The Keplingers moved home last summer to be nearer the German School, where Teddy is a pupil. It costs about £4,300 a term. Keplinger, an interior designer who is retraining to be a health coach, would like another child but is wondering if it is affordable.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/were-swapping-a-40k-nanny-for-a-10k-au-pair-preparing-for-the-cost-of-living-squeeze-cgpb3ssbl
>> No. 38385 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 8:00 pm
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>>38384

Amazing weather we're having for this time of year.
>> No. 38386 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 8:13 pm
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>>38384

This is so ridiculous I can't even be angry. I feel absolutely nothing about it.

Is it satire?
>> No. 38387 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 8:30 pm
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>Saturday January 15 2022
To think the cost of living crisis is biting so tightly we can't afford new stories to be outraged about. The struggle is real, lads.
>> No. 38388 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 9:30 pm
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> I'm already noticing creeping inflation everywhere.
I paid £6.95 for a pint yesterday. it was a fancy craft IPA, but even so.
>> No. 38389 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 9:36 pm
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>>38384
I'm amazed by the continued existence of au pairs. Even with living expenses covered that's 10k a year in London. And I imagine it's a lonely subservient existence too for what are young women chosen by their "family".
>> No. 38390 Anonymous
9th May 2022
Monday 11:18 pm
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>>38389
> subservient
Au pair literally means something like at par, as in they are an equal member of the family, not a servant.

Also, 10k , no tax, = 833 a month to spend? That seems perfectly livable-off.
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9th May 2022
Monday 11:26 pm
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>>38389

Don't they live in with the family? So they get housed and fed for nowt essentially. £10k wage without having any expenses means they're probably still better off than me earning two and a half times that.
>> No. 38483 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 2:16 pm
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>Household energy bills in Britain look set to surge by another 40% in October, the industry regulator warned on Tuesday, deepening a cost-of-living crisis that is piling pressure on the government to do more to help the poorest.

>Ofgem said its price cap on the most-widely used tariffs could reach 2,800 pounds when it is next reviewed in October. That would be up 42% from the current 1,971 pound cap announced in April, which was itself a more than 50% rise on the previous level. "The price changes in the gas market are genuinely a once in a generation event - not seen since the oil crisis in the 1970s," Brearley said.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britons-warned-energy-bills-could-jump-another-40-october-2022-05-24/

Are you lot ready to get poorer?
>> No. 38484 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 2:21 pm
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>>38483
Come on, lads. Those lampposts aren't going to decorate themselves, you know.
>> No. 38485 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 2:26 pm
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>>38483

I don't get it. These companies are all making record profits. Shell, BP, British Gas, N Power, Texas Pete, The Coal Burners, the lot of them. They are all posting billions in profits. So why does the price have to go up, and why is everyone acting like we're powerless to stop it?

I'm not making a rhetorical point here, I mean it. Even from a full retard Ayn Rand libertarian perspective it doesn't make sense. They're free marketing all wrong.
>> No. 38486 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 2:53 pm
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>>38485

Demand for oil and gas is currently outstripping supply. There's no single reason for this - partly a post-COVID rebound in demand, partly a reduction in supply due to the Russia-Ukraine situation, partly logistics issues, partly opportunism.

In a normal market, you'd expect people to invest money to increase supply, which would be profitable for them and push down prices. That isn't happening for a number of reasons. Ramping up the supply of anything takes time; that issue is particularly acute for oil and gas, because drilling new boreholes and building new refineries. We've already drilled for all of the easily accessible oil and gas, so the incremental cost of each unit of production is greater than the last. We're talking about hugely expensive infrastructure that takes decades to pay off, which brings us to the overarching problem - we're desperate for oil now.

The market for fossil fuels is very close to a historical peak. World governments are seriously committed to decarbonisation in a way that hasn't been seen before. Rapid improvements in solar panels, electric vehicles and heat pumps are rapidly making fossil fuels obsolete. Oil companies and their shareholders are extremely pessimistic about their long-term prospects. Their cost to get oil out of the ground keeps going up, while the cost of alternative energy sources keeps going down. The shareholders are choosing to take profits out of the company now in the form of dividends, rather than gambling on a very uncertain future by re-investing those profits in capital that might never earn a return.

This price spike is essentially the death throes of the fossil fuel industry. They're going to try and rinse every last bit of money out of the business while they still can. They can get away with it for now, but it's very much a one-time windfall due to an odd confluence of factors. The obvious solution is a windfall tax - obvious to everyone apart from our Prime Minister, that is.
>> No. 38487 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 4:50 pm
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>>38486

Their future plans don't really seem to align with that entirely.
>> No. 38488 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 5:25 pm
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>>38487

My chemistry teacher in year 10 once said that we'll probably only stop using fossil fuels entirely when we've completely run out of them, because save for unforeseeable advances in personal-use hydrogen fusion technology, the energy density of oil and petrol and their abundant commercial availability are just too attractive to switch to electricity entirely as long as we don't absolutely have to.

Granted, that was some 30 years ago, and even as a PhD, he couldn't quite foresee the evolution of EVs up to the present, but energy density is still the one advantage oil has over lithium batteries, and the infrastructure to deliver oil and petrol to industrial and end consumers is still far more developed and cost efficient than using electricity as fuel.

You'll probably have to ban mass consumption of petrol outright at some point to really get people to switch. Or make it so prohibitively expensive that nobody can realistically afford to run a petrol car as a daily driver.
>> No. 38489 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 5:28 pm
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>>38487

Oil and gas capital expenditure peaked in 2015. Capex needs to increase just for the industry to stand still, because each new well is more difficult and more expensive than the last.

Oil companies obviously aren't going to come out and say that the party is over, but they aren't spending with any confidence. COVID was a massively disruptive shock, but the overall trend was clear before the pandemic.

https://ieefa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Oil-Majors-Shrinking-Capex-Signals-Industry-in-Decline_February-2020.pdf
>> No. 38490 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 5:31 pm
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I was in half a mind about the Byline Times article about the expected civil unrest but here's another from a bigger news source.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/police-forces-prepare-for-civil-unrest-this-summer-over-cost-of-living-crisis/ar-AAXEx75
>> No. 38491 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 9:05 pm
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>>38490
I am very dismissive of the cost-of-living crisis. The Martin Lewis Money Show was just on ITV, and they had a big thing about how not to be scammed by banks when you go on your foreign holiday this year. That's not exactly for people who are starving. And all the horror stories, and even the phrase "heating or eating", sound very familiar, having been recycled from last time people were on the bones of their booties. I'm sure the stories are true, but I think there is a cohort of society that is always choosing between heating and eating, and the media just visits them every few years to report on them again as if they're a new problem. I make below the national median wage and I'm doing just fine (although I have no dependents; I work with a guy whose wife has stopped working to raise their new kid so it's just his salary, which is similar to mine, and he says he is flat broke. He might have to sell the flat he rents out as an investment). It's also worth bearing in mind that we have a number of government "crises" happening simultaneously - cost of living, housing, climate, productivity - but the only one being focused on by the government is the one that affects the pensioners who elected them. It all feels much less apocalyptic than people are saying.
>> No. 38492 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 9:30 pm
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>>38491
Hold on. Scratch that. It's all going Mad Max. My loaf of bread has one less slice than it used to. I used to get 18 slices to a loaf, but as I toast slices 13, 14 and 15 for tea (one reason why I'm so fearless is because I am a fantastically tight bastard), I see that I have the crusts left and no other slice. This loaf is only 17 slices. They're coming after my frugal lifestyle now.

Interestingly, the loaf is still 800g. Arguments about the cost of flour and wheat do not apply. This is shrinkflation for profit only; they are selling me exactly the same amount of bread, but slicing it thicker so I have to buy more to get the same number of slices. It costs them the same to make. I've been passively angry ever since this bread stopped having 20 slices per 800g loaf. But now they're really fucking robbing me. It's time for hangings. It's time for lynchings. Fuck these thieving bastards. I withdraw everything I just said. The revolution cannot come soon enough.
>> No. 38493 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 9:33 pm
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>>38491
I'm not sure if the increase in food bank use really fits with that narrative.
>> No. 38494 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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>>38492

None of what you just said has anything to do with the actual problems.
>> No. 38495 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 10:26 pm
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>The Chicken King
>> No. 38496 Anonymous
24th May 2022
Tuesday 11:58 pm
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>>38486
I don't see how a windfall tax would address the deep cutting supply chain issues across the whole economy. Or that supply has recovered sufficiently from lockdown lows to make sense that there is a conspiracy at work and not instead a logistical delay exacerbated by geopolitical issues and the nature of selling to the highest bidder in a global marketplace.

It also doesn't quite explain the fertiliser and import challenges snarling the food sector. Nor does it explain how the UK government will artificially control price on a globally traded commodity. Or the inflationary pressures driven by QE and labour will decrease. In fact it doesn't say all that much at all about it, does it, greenie-beanie.
>> No. 38497 Anonymous
25th May 2022
Wednesday 12:39 am
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>>38491

On one level I could echo your sentiments; but on another level, even though I'm doing "just fine" in relative terms to the people who are really struggling, it's hard not to be pissed off with all of this.

In absolute terms I'm earning double what I made when I was a youth starting out my first job. I've got my own home and I have a decent amount of disposable income to save up and buy expensive fancy toys, or go on holiday if I wanted to, or whatever. But if things keep up the way they are going, that won't be the case any more, and eventually I'll end up back to square one, indeed, quite possibly worse off because as least when I was 18, I was living at home and didn't have the bills to pay.

That's the part that's anxiety inducing and scary about it. I've worked my arse off the last ten years to better myself and get into a decent job with a job somewhere remotely near the median income, and it's only over the last couple of years I've actually seen my income enter the realms of "comfortable". But I'm staring at a future where all that hard work just gets wiped away by forces outside of my control.

And of course the thing is that for the people who have been stuck on the bottom rung all along, for whom things were already shite in 2008, it's only got continually worse year on year; and before long it'll be positively Dickensian. There's only so long you can handwave it away and say that it's fine, even if people are poor in Britain they're still okay in global terms, but that's just increasingly less true. There's going to be families out there subject to frankly third world conditions, the only difference is we have giant financial institutions who are happy to keep fancy gadgets in their hands for £30 a month through it all and then the upper class can just go "Well look, they have smart phones, obviously they're not that poor!"
>> No. 38499 Anonymous
25th May 2022
Wednesday 5:49 am
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>>38491

People don't think in absolute terms, they think in relative terms. The average household is going to be at least £2,000 a year worse off, probably more. That's a total disaster if you're genuinely living hand-to-mouth, but it's still pretty unpleasant if you're basically doing OK. Think about how delighted most people would be if they won two grand on a scratchcard - it's not a life-changing sum of money, but it might pay off your credit card debt or buy a couple of holidays or a bumper Christmas for the kids. We've all won an anti-scratchcard for minus £2,000 and it's a kick in the bollocks.

I can't say I've noticed the impact and I'm sure there are others in the same boat, but at an earlier point in my life I would have been absolutely doing my nut about it; not because I would have been made destitute, but because I'd have been forced to give up a lot of ordinary comforts. £40 a week would have been the difference between feeling financially comfortable and constantly worrying about making it to payday. There's a vast psychological difference between having a little bit of spare cash and not quite having enough.

The government are going to have to reckon with the fact that most people's lives are getting noticeably worse because of the cost of living. Most people are going to experience the stress of having to cut back, having to pinch pennies, having to choose what to give up.

>>38496

What the fuck are you on about mate? Of course a windfall tax on oil and gas companies won't fix a bunch of unrelated issues, but it could fund a sufficient subsidy to ensure that people don't freeze to death this winter.
>> No. 38515 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 12:11 am
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>The end of fish and chips? Rising prices threaten a British tradition

>Fish and chips in hand, Prime Minister Boris Johnson once promised to "build back batter" from the pandemic. Now though, rising prices are veering Britain's economy further off course. A third of fish and chip shops are at risk of going bust this year due to a "perfect storm" of price pressures, according to insolvency firm Company Debt. In just a year, prices for Britain's favourite fish - cod and haddock - are up 75%, sunflower oil is up 60%, and flour is up 40%, Company Debt said. Inflation reached a 40-year peak of 9% in April, the highest in the G7, and is projected to rise further. British consumers are more pessimistic than peers in Europe, leading to criticism of both government and Bank of England efforts to keep a lid on the cost of living. Cod and chips in Singh's shop now costs 9.50 pounds, compared to 7.95 pounds a year ago. And Singh said if he passed on all the higher costs, the price would be closer to 11 pounds.

>Battered fish and fried chips, have fuelled Britons since the combination was invented 160 years ago. The meal is such a staple that unlike other food in Britain, it was not rationed during the world wars. Chippies, with their distinctive smell of oil and vinegar, remain a presence in most towns. Some of the recent difficulties for fish and chip shops began after Brexit, distant-waters trawler company UK Fisheries said, estimating that the amount of Arctic cod Britain is allowed to catch in 2022 reduced to around 40% of what it was before leaving the European Union. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has driven up fuel and electricity prices, further increasing the cost of catching, and frying, fish. The war has sent cooking oil, fertiliser and flour prices higher too.

>Cod and haddock are sourced in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, and the war has heightened uncertainty over those supplies. In March, the British government listed Russian white fish as among goods to be hit with a 35% tariff as part of sanctions in response to the invasion of Ukraine. It has paused the move, for now, while the impact is investigated. Sunflower oil is the principle agricultural commodity the UK imports from Ukraine and the government says it is working to substitute it with other vegetable oils: for instance, receiving extra rapeseed shipments from Australia after a strong harvest there.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/end-fish-chips-rising-prices-threaten-british-tradition-2022-05-26/

It's strange that for an island nation I don't think we really eat fish anymore. All you'd really need to do is take tuna away and we'd be living off sushi and squid rings.
>> No. 38518 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 6:51 am
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>>38515

>Cod and chips in Singh's shop now costs 9.50 pounds, compared to 7.95 pounds a year ago.

London is a shithole.
>> No. 38519 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 8:37 am
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It's about £6.50, if that, for fish and chips in Ossett.
>> No. 38520 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 9:08 am
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Sausage & chips is still about £3, fish is too fancy.
>> No. 38523 Anonymous
28th May 2022
Saturday 9:46 pm
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Seems pretty obvious to me that most of the world governments want this inflation. After all, they have just spent billions on the response (as piss poor as it was in a lot of cases) to a global pandemic, they've got to inflate away the debt haven't they.

The only difference here is that in the past they've been content to let steady long term inflation take care of it, but right now they're after a quick fix. The labour market is also going through frankly intolerable conditions wherein the average worker is gaining some legitimate bargaining power and that simply won't do.

If I was any more conspiratorially minded I might even suggest the war in Ukraine is some kind of orchestrated pantomime war to keep us distracted and provide a legit cover story for the complete economic stagnation we're looking at. I don#'t know if I'd quite go that far but I find it telling, in a cynical way, how they're content to spend billions more on the weapons to keep that war going instead of forcibly sitting both sides down at the negotiating table to shake hands and make up, giving the severe impacts it's having. Millions are going to be starving this winter as a direct result.

When was the last time anything got better instead of worse? Do you think we'll ever see it again?
>> No. 38524 Anonymous
28th May 2022
Saturday 9:49 pm
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My theory is that the elites are time-travellers. If they can inflate money, then take it back in time, it will be worth more, so they can be even more elite in the past.
>> No. 38539 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 9:07 am
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Pounds and ounces are coming back. I'm excited about being able to buy a Beautiful British Pound of nothing, instead of a Horrible European 453g of nothing.
>> No. 38542 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 10:12 am
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I look forward to the frothing that a pound of butter isn't 18 pence like it should be.
>> No. 38551 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 1:31 pm
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I just can't wait till half the boxes of Shreddies are in imperial and half are still in metric, so you need to do twice as much mental calculation every time you go shopping to make sure you aren't being overcharged.
>> No. 38552 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 1:51 pm
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It's definitely a good way to obfuscate price rises through inflation and profiteering; nobody's going to want to calculate the difference on the fly
>> No. 38555 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 3:02 pm
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>>38539

What a fucking waste of time. Who cares. They're arbitrary units of measurement. We might as well convert all our distances to football fields and start measuring time in the unit of vinyl LPs.
>> No. 38556 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 3:41 pm
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>>38555

DON'T YOU WANT BRITAIN TO BE GREAT AGAIN?
>> No. 38557 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 3:54 pm
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Someone has pointed out this means non-imperial manufacturers will want to charge more for converting, but those who already use them won't have to - yet another nudge towards using shitty American goods, rather than European ones with higher quality standards and fewer additives.
>> No. 38558 Anonymous
29th May 2022
Sunday 4:03 pm
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Of course, I never even considered this had something to do with bringing us closer in line with our mouth-breathing transatlantic cousins. Maybe we'll get to murder school kids in proper good old fashioned .226 instead of that foreign 5.56mm nonsense too in the future.
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29th May 2022
Sunday 4:40 pm
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>>38558
American weights and measures aren't necessarily inline with imperial though. They're fl. oz is defined differently, but turns out very similar. Their pint is smaller, and thus so is there gallon.
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8th June 2022
Wednesday 5:30 pm
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>The price of petrol saw its biggest daily jump in 17 years on Tuesday with a rise of more than 2p a litre. The RAC motoring group said the average cost of filling a typical family car with petrol was now £99.40 and could exceed £100 as soon as Thursday.

>With food and energy bills also surging, many households are under pressure. The average price of petrol rose to 180.73p per litre on Tuesday, the RAC said. Meanwhile, the average price of diesel rose by almost 1.5p to another record high of 186.57p per litre, making the cost of filling a 55-litre family car £102.61.

>In March, the government announced a 5p per litre cut to fuel duty to help reduce costs for motorists. However, motoring groups have raised concerns retailers are not passing on the cut to customers. On Wednesday the prime minister's official spokesman said the government was "not confident" this was happening at all petrol stations. He said the government was "continuing to look at all possible options" and "transparency may have an important role to play" in ensuring the cut is passed on. It comes after a government source told the BBC a plan to name and shame petrol stations that fail to do so is "still in the works". The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said if it found sufficient evidence the 5p fuel duty cut had not been passed on to drivers, then it would launch an investigation that could lead to fines for offending retailers.

>Retailers base their prices on the wholesale cost of petrol and diesel but there is typically a two-week lag for pump prices to reflect any changes in wholesale prices due to the time it takes for fuel to reach forecourts. Mr Williams said the RAC's fuel watch data showed Asda had hiked its average petrol price by nearly 5p a litre in a single day, which he said was "unheard of". In response, Asda said wholesale fuel prices had increased "at an unprecedented rate" and "we will do all we can to minimise the impact of rising wholesale prices on our customers". Meanwhile, some forecourts are already selling petrol above £2 per litre, according to price comparison website PetrolPrices. The highest price was found to be 202.9p at BP sites on the A1 near Sunderland, the M4 near Chippenham in Wiltshire and the M6 near Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria.

>The AA motoring group said the 2p litre rise was a "huge shock", but said the speculation that petrol prices could rise to £2 per litre on average "just gives the fuel trade licence to pile on extra cost and the misery".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61731161

You heard the AA - stockpile on fuel now before it runs out and be sure to get a full tank before Thursday if you want to survive.
>> No. 38679 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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>>38678
Fuck's sake. How did Uber and co manage to steal the phrase 'ride sharing' for their exploitative nonsense, when such things are getting necessary just for proles to get to work? There seem to be loads of options on t'internet, anyone tried?
(Yeah, not suitable for everybody, completely understand, but if £2 a litre turns into £3, there's going to be a serious incentive.)
Obviously, I have an EV and free charging at work because I'm a cunt, but I do feel for you lot.
>> No. 38681 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 8:24 pm
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>>38679
I hope this doesn't push up the price of bicycles, like the one I ride because I am both more intelligent and more virtuous than any of you. People are going to want bikes if this keeps going.
>> No. 38683 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 9:52 pm
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>>38681
If you already have one why would you mind?
>> No. 38684 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 10:21 pm
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>>38683
It's impossible to own exactly one bike.
>> No. 38685 Anonymous
8th June 2022
Wednesday 10:32 pm
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>>38684

The correct number of bicycles to own is n+1, where n is the number of bicycles you own.
>> No. 38809 Anonymous
22nd June 2022
Wednesday 11:19 pm
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>Chancellor Rishi Sunak has defended restoring the triple lock, which could see pensions rise by 10% in line with inflation. It comes as the government warns workers not to expect pay rises to keep pace with increasing costs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61894368

Time to get out and earn some pocket money before dating calendars fill up, lads.

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