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  • New national price, meaning any drivers filling up at an Asda fuel station will pay no more than 141.7ppl on Diesel and 134.7ppl on unleaded

From tomorrow morning (Wednesday 12th March) drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 213 forecourts nationwide will benefit from the retailer’s new national price cap, meaning motorists will pay no more than 134.7 pence per litre for unleaded and 141.7 pence per litre for diesel.

Asda remains the only supermarket to have a national price when it cuts the price of fuel, ensuring drivers know what they will pay at the pump regardless of where they live.

Andy Peake, petrol trading director said: “We always aim to be the first retailer in each part of the country to drop prices when costs are falling and the last to put them up. “When we do drop prices, we drop them everywhere, setting a maximum national price cap for our customer, which means they all benefit from our low prices, regardless of where they live.”

Savvy motorists can also check how much they will save on fuel by using Asda’s petrol price comparison site powered by independent price checker www.petrolprices.com which enables drivers across the UK to find the lowest priced fuel before they fill up.

For further information contact: Clair Hufton, Asda Press Office, 0113 8262829.

Posted in Press Centre on 12 March 2013
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Cost of utilities is mums’ number one concern, with 70% highlighting household bills as an area that has become less manageable over the past 12 months

  • Mums say the rising cost of living is now three times as pressing as youth unemployment and four times as pressing as violent crime, Asda Mumdex reveals
  • Ahead of next week’s Budget, over 60% of mums admit that they can’t currently afford to turn the heating on for as long as they need and one in two can’t afford to fully fill-up their car
  • As a result, 78% of mums say they want the government to help reduce the cost of utility bills and two-thirds would like the Chancellor to cancel the 3p-a-litre rise in fuel duty planned for September
  • Research comes as Asda cuts the price of fuel by up to 3 pence-per-litre – meaning drivers filling up at any Asda fuel station in the UK will pay no more than 141.7ppl on Diesel and 134.7ppl on unleaded

Four in five mums would like the Government to prioritise the reduction of household utility bills in the forthcoming Budget, according to the latest Asda Mumdex report released today (Thursday 14th March).

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Posted in Press Centre on 15 March 2013
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£3 a week increase in discretionary household income for UK families says Asda Income Tracker

  • The average UK family had £155 a week of disposable income in February 2013, up £3 on the same month last year but still £4 lower than February 2011
  • Falling unemployment was the largest contributor to the rise in disposable income, with 590,000 more people in employment over the last 12 months
  • Rising cost of energy continues to put pressure on household budgets, with the price of gas up 7.2 per cent year-on-year
  • The increasing cost of living remains a huge concern for families: mums say the issue is three times as pressing as youth unemployment and four times as pressing as violent crime

The latest Asda Income Tracker has revealed that family-spending power increased by £3 a week in February 2013, meaning disposable income has not fallen year-on-year since March 2012.

According to the latest figures, released today (Thursday 21st March), the average UK family had £155 of weekly disposable income available to them in February 2013 – £3 more than the same month last year, but £4 lower than in February 2011.

This slight improvement in disposable income was mainly driven by an increase in the level of employment over the last 12 months. The number of people in work rose by 590,000 over the course of the year to 29.7 million.

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Posted in Press Centre on 21 March 2013
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  • New national price, meaning any drivers filling up at an Asda fuel station will pay no more than 139.7ppl on Diesel. Unleaded price remains at its national price cap of no more than 134.7pp

From tomorrow morning (Tuesday 26th March) drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 213 forecourts nationwide will benefit from the retailer’s national price cap, meaning motorists will pay no more than 139.7 pence per litre for diesel – a cut of 2p per litre.

Asda remains the only supermarket to have a national price when it cuts the price of fuel, ensuring drivers know what they will pay at the pump regardless of where they live.

Andy Peake, petrol trading director said: “When we do drop prices, we drop them everywhere, setting a maximum national price cap for our customers meaning they all benefit from our low prices, regardless of where they live and are travelling to this Easter weekend.”

Savvy motorists can also check how much they will save on fuel by using Asda’s petrol price comparison site powered by independent price checker www.petrolprices.com which enables drivers across the UK to find the lowest priced fuel before they fill up.

For further information contact: Asda Press Office, 0113 8262829

Posted in Press Centre on 25 March 2013