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  • New national price – 135.7ppl on Diesel and 128.7ppl on unleaded
  • 77% of people plan to visit family and friends over the festive period
  • Drivers plan to travel an average of 259 miles per household throughout December
  • Asda remains the only supermarket to have unleaded prices below the 130ppl mark in ALL of its filling stations.

Today (Wednesday 12th December) Asda announced that its cutting 1p a litre off the price of unleaded and 2ppl off diesel at all its fuel stations across the UK, bringing welcome relief to drivers preparing for Christmas.

From tomorrow morning (Thursday 13th December) 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 128.7 (was 129.7) pence per litre for unleaded and 135.7 (was 137.7) pence per litre for diesel.

A survey carried out by the RAC say over 77% of people are expected to travel across the country to visit family and friends, with the average household travelling approximately 259 miles throughout December.

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Posted in Press Centre on 12 December 2012
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Families had almost £50 a month less to spend on Christmas presents in November, compared to the same month in 2010

  • UK families were £1 a week better off in November 2012 compared to the same month a year earlier, but £12 less than two years ago
  • The average UK household had £146 a week of discretionary income in November 2012, 0.6% up on the year before
  • Although this is the sixth consecutive month of annual growth, it is a slowdown from the £4 year-on-year boost seen in September
  • As many as 1 in 10 workers are estimated to be underemployed, or working fewer hours than desired and as such, earnings growth is slow

The latest Asda Income Tracker has revealed that family spending power improved for the sixth consecutive month in November, but at a much slower rate than seen previously.

The past six months of rising real discretionary incomes follows 19 months in a row of real discretionary income declines previously. The latest figures show the average UK family had £146 of weekly disposable income available to them in November 2012 – £1 a week better off than the same month last year.

Despite the rise, when the month is put in context over two years UK families are still £12 a week down on disposable income available in 2010 – it’s clear that budgets are still under pressure and robust growth in family spending power remains elusive.

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Posted in Press Centre on 20 December 2012