Protesters are planning to block BOTH Severn Bridge that link England and Wales next month, unless the government takes further action to stop rising fuel prices.

However, the news hasn’t gone down well with everyone, with many people stating that this is likely to affect many hard working individuals and businesses.

A Facebook group called ‘Fuel Price Stand Against Tax’ has already collated more than 20,000 members, with group members planning protests on 4th July across the United Kingdom.

One person described the plans as an ‘awful idea’ and said that ‘people actually work for a living’.

However, there is a also a lot of support, with one motorist saying that he would attend the protest. He said, ‘I’ll be there if it goes ahead. It’s about time we done something against the greed of this government.’

The talk about protests comes as fuel prices approach and in some areas, pass the £2 per litre mark.

Commenting on new data that shows the average cost of filling a 55-litre family car has now passed the £100 mark, RAC fuel spokesperson Simon Williams said:

“It’s a truly dark day today for drivers with petrol now crossing the thoroughly depressing threshold of £100 a tank (£100.27p). A complete diesel fill-up now costs £103.43.

“With average prices so high – 182.31p for a litre of unleaded and 188.05p for diesel – there’s almost certainly going to be upward inflationary pressure which is bad news for everybody.

“While fuel prices have been setting new records on a daily basis, households up and down the country may never have expected to see the cost of filling an average-sized family car reach three figures. With RAC research showing as many as eight-in-10 depend on their cars many must be wondering if any further financial support from the Government will be forthcoming. March’s 5p fuel duty cut now looks paltry as wholesale petrol costs have already increased by five-times that amount since the Spring Statement (25p). A further duty cut or a temporary reduction in VAT would go a long way towards helping drivers, especially those on lower incomes who have no choice other than to drive.

“It’s also important to remember that the Government is still benefitting from the high fuel prices by taking around 30p in VAT from every litre sold. This compares to just 25p before Russia invaded Ukraine. On top of this the Government is still collecting 53p fuel duty from every litre.

“Other price records were also unfortunately set on Wednesday as the average of a litre of unleaded at a supermarket jumped 2.5p to 175.91p while diesel increased by nearly 2p to 184.13p. As we expected, other supermarkets raised their prices yesterday in line with the increases made by Asda.”