Fuel costs take toll on British workers

One in six drivers have said that the increases in commuting costs have made them examine whether they wish to continue in their current job.

In an effort to save some of the 21 per cent rise in fuel costs since the start of this year, a quarter of people have switched to public transport to get to work and another one in five employees has tried to arrange a car-share.

Steve Grainger, head of insurance.co.uk, said: "The rising cost of fuel is taking its toll on British drivers in more ways than one.

"Our research highlights the enormous pressure being put on commuters and the wider economic consequences that may lie just around the corner. In the current climate, it’s more important than ever that motorists take stock of their finances."

It isn’t only commuting which has been affected, with one in every eleven children not getting a lift to school any longer, one in three families not going out to visit friends or relatives so often, and two in five people not going for day trips.

Almost two thirds said that they actively researched the cheapest fuel stations before filling up at the pumps.

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