Supermarkets are set to be instructed to stop hiking fuel prices at the pumps during an industry summit this week.
Grant Shapps, the Energy Secretary, will demand retailers such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s take action after drivers paid 6p more for a litre of fuel last year.
A recent Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) report found that supermarkets’ annual fuel margins rose from 4.6p per litre in 2019 to 10.8p last year as they failed to pass on profits amounting to £900 million in extra costs last year.
Seriously, sod off. We have a market economy. The limitation on what the supermarkets can charge for petrol is what everyone else is charging for petrol. Unless you’ve evidence of collusion – which you don’t for if you did you’d be trumpeting it – you get to fuck off out of it.