Counting up the cost of dating
The AA said last week that the average cost of car cover had increased by 40 per cent in a year, the biggest annual increase on record.The average cost of an annual comprehensive car insurance policy is now £892.But even though the overall price had gone down, many essential items were more costly during our shop at Tesco in Cowley.A bottle of squash had gone up from £1 to £1.25 and margarine from £1.40 to £1.60, while a dozen tins of cat food had gone from £3.78 to £3.85.In May 2007, the basket cost £30.93, which rose to £35.47 by October 2008. We decided to see if there had been any change in the past six months.Surprisingly, the shopping basket was actually 3p cheaper, coming in at £37.26.“The food we are delivering means organisations can then direct money to other areas, which is very important.“Everybody has been affected since the food prices have increased” CAR INSURANCE Premiums for car insurance have also risen significantly in the past 12 months.
My sisters both used the car and were quoted much less.Luke and Connor attend the town’s Wood Green School.Mr Foreshew said: “The price of everything just keeps going up.” * Petrol: “Petrol is probably where the price rises are all more noticeable, we spend a lot of money at the petrol pumps.Simon Douglas, a director of AA Insurance, said: “The record rises in fuel costs coupled with spiralling car insurance premiums is disappointing news and is making driving unaffordable for many, especially cash-strapped young drivers.“This is leading to more people withholding information when taking out a policy or exaggerating personal injury claims to try to reduce their costs.
The average price for diesel was 142.5 and the highest was 145.9p. Jason Atherton, of Auto Taxis, in Abingdon, said that the increases in fuel costs had“crippled” his business.