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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that fares on Transport for London’s services for 2012 will rise by just above inflation, 5.6 per cent on average, after he secured £136million from the Government to help the capital’s commuters.

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement that the 5p price hike due to be introduced in August next year will also be reduced to 3p

Two fuel duty rises next year, with VAT adding 8p to petrol and diesel pump prices, will force 18% of AA members to cut back on grocery shopping, AA research reveals. That rises to 23% among women

 

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has today announced that from March 2012 motorists in remote island communities will benefit from a 5 pence a litre fuel discount

 

RMT have confirmed this morning that members on the Tyne and Wear Metro working for DB Regio and Nexus have voted by large margins for strike action and action short of a strike in the dispute over pensions

 

UK automotive manufacturing bucked the economic trend last year, increasing its production volumes, turnover, level of investment and number of employees, all while continuing to make major strides in reducing the environmental footprint of its products and manufacturing processes

 

Figures published today by Transport for London (TfL) show that train services on London Underground (LU) have continued to improve as the number of people using the Tube increases

 

Car clubs could help increase the sale of environment-friendly electric vehicles as they provide an ideal marketing platform for manufacturers to showcase their vehicles, according to the managing director of City Car Club

 

Diesel car owners have seen no benefit from falling oil prices, with the average pump price up more than a penny a litre over the past month. The cost of petrol has dropped slightly, opening up a price gap between the two fuels that has never been bigger except during the extraordinary price spikes of 2008, the AA Fuel Price Report reveals

 

The BMA has set out compelling scientific evidence supporting a total ban on smoking in motor vehicles

 

With MPs due to debate the planned rise in fuel duty today [15 November], charity Sustrans is calling on the government to remain firm over the planned VAT increase and invest the revenue collected into improving travel choices available to all

 

Employees spend nearly 200 hours a year travelling to and from work - adding up to around five weeks extra work - according to a TUC analysis of official statistics published today (Monday) to mark the start of Work Wise UK's Commute Smart week (14-18 November)

 

The locations of charging points for plug-in vehicles are to be systematically mapped across the country to make it easier for motorists to go electric, Transport Minister Norman Baker and Business Minister Mark Prisk announced today

 
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