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Warnings over rising food prices as UK inflation hits near two-year high of 1%

Warnings over rising food prices as UK inflation hits near two-year high of 1%

Rising petrol and clothing prices drive increase in cost of living, with falling pound starting to make imports more expensiveBritain’s biggest supermarket has warned that dearer food prices triggered
Growing business fleet demand fuels rise in new car sales

Growing business fleet demand fuels rise in new car sales

Company purchases and cheap finance deals drive surge but economists warn private demand is falling as consumers are put off by Brexit vote uncertaintyNew car sales in the UK continued to rise last
Petrol and food prices expected to continue rising in 2017

Petrol and food prices expected to continue rising in 2017

With prices at pumps starting the year at their highest since 2014, cost of food and other essentials is also predicted to go upHouseholds are being told to brace for more price rises on fuel, food
Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere

Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere

Consumption - of cars, flights and more - is how most people measure progress, and campaigners must concentrate on reducing the harm this does. Back-to-nature idealism will surely failUrging people to
Two-car families pay £40 extra per month as fuel prices soar, says AA

Two-car families pay £40 extra per month as fuel prices soar, says AA

Crude oil’s 20% price leap and sterling’s slide against dollar have made cost of petrol and diesel rocket at pumpsRocketing UK fuel prices mean that two-car families are now spending almost £40 a
Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S and Model X electric cars over brake issue

Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S and Model X electric cars over brake issue

Fault within parking brake gearing could affect battery-driven vehicles made between February and October 2016Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars after a
UK in credit splurge despite pay squeeze, Bank figures show

UK in credit splurge despite pay squeeze, Bank figures show

Soaring level of borrowing on credit cards, overdrafts and loans could bolster case for interest rate rise, say expertsBritain’s hard-pressed consumers are increasingly turning to credit cards,
UK car sales fall in June for third month in a row

UK car sales fall in June for third month in a row

Demand cools after strong first half in latest sign consumers are becoming reluctant to commit to major spending decisionsNew car sales in the UK went into reverse for a third month in June in the
Pay-per-mile road tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson economics prize

Pay-per-mile road tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson economics prize

Prizewinner Gergely Raccuja, 27, aims to scrap vehicle tax and fuel duty to help fund all road repairs with more eco-friendly scheme collected by insurersA graduate transport planner has won a
Lower fuel prices slow pace of UK inflation

Lower fuel prices slow pace of UK inflation

CPI drop to 2.6% provides some relief for cash-strapped consumers, but concern grows over living standards squeezeInflation fell unexpectedly in June for the first time in nine months as lower fuel
Treasury will need to plug gap in tax as drivers switch to electric cars

Treasury will need to plug gap in tax as drivers switch to electric cars

About 65% of the pump cost of petrol and diesel goes to fund public spending. As this falls, alternative sources of revenue will be needed The switch to electric cars poses a big financial problem for
Switch to electric vehicles will not be enough to give us clean air | Letters

Switch to electric vehicles will not be enough to give us clean air | Letters

Readers respond to Britain’s latest clean air plan and the ban on all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040So, the government is committed to banning all diesel and petrol cars by 2040
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
Stalling car sales should put the brakes on Bank's November rate rise plan | Nils Pratley

Stalling car sales should put the brakes on Bank's November rate rise plan | Nils Pratley

An interest hike looks increasingly risky amid fears over motoring loans and diesel power and uncertainty over a Brexit dealThe 9.3% fall in new car registrations in September – a figure even weaker
Hertz drives up the cost of car rental for US holiday

Hertz drives up the cost of car rental for US holiday

We arrived late to drop off the vehicle and were charged more than £500 extraIn August I rented a car from Hertz through Holiday Autos. We collected the car at Memphis airport and arranged to return

Ferrari’s ‘extremely limited’ FXX K Evo breaks cover

New hypercar is based on LaFerrari - but generates 75% more downforce One-Minute Read Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:49am Ferrari has unveiled an even more extreme version of its track-only,
BMW X2 2018: prices, specs and release date

BMW X2 2018: prices, specs and release date

Orders open next month but you’ll have to wait until March for delivery In Depth Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:53pm BMW’s new X2 compact crossover is heading to showrooms next month - and it
Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate sees out the V12 GT

Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate sees out the V12 GT

Description Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Credits Aston Martin Alt Text aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Sportier new model will replace the ageing grand tourer next year
Specialty Equipment Market Association 2017: the craziest cars on display

Specialty Equipment Market Association 2017: the craziest cars on display

Credits Newspress USA Alt Text SEMA From six-wheeled trucks to racing-inspired supercars, here's our pick of the best cars so far In Depth Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 3:16pm The
Hennessey’s Chiron-rivalling Venom F5 breaks cover

Hennessey’s Chiron-rivalling Venom F5 breaks cover

Description Hennessey will produce only 24 units of the Venom F5 Credits Hennessey Alt Text Hennessey Venom F5 A projected top speed of 300mph puts it among the fastest cars on the