Fuel has now risen to significant levels and as a result we have implemented a Variable General Fuel Surcharge on Euro and Sterling accounts from June 2018. This is in the form of a separate and accountable Variable General Fuel Surcharge Mechanism.
These are based on the diesel price for January 2016 on the AA Website - http://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/driving-costs/fuel-prices
The global price of fuel has been creeping up, particularly since Q3 2017 and fuel currently accounts for 33% of our costs.
Ferry companies are passing their own rising costs on to us. To give you an idea of the costs here are links to the latest figures.
Please Note: From the 1st January 2015, the new EU Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) takes effect for all ferry crossing on English Channel / North Sea shipping routes that has resulted in an increase to ferry costs. Irish Sea routes between Ireland - UK will be included in the SECA area from January 2020 and this will also result in a further increased ferry cost.