ref date:7 Oct 2000 (ECON)
Food is expensive because FUEL is expensive
All food in the "UK" is transported by road and rail.
We pay 75% for fuel tax
The hauliers pass that cost along
We pay more for food than any other European country.
AND YOU are surprised by this?
Learn to count.....
A typical basket of groceries the "UK" costs £40.23 at Tesco. The same basket was priced at £33.79 in France - making Britain 19.1% more expensive - and £34.23 in Germany, a 17.5% difference. .