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Fuel price rises hit ice cream van trade

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Posted: 11/06/22 - 10:33
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ce cream men could be forced to ditch their livelihoods as fuel prices rise, industry chiefs have warned.

The doughty purveyors of frosted treats are a welcome summertime sight, but their vans use diesel-guzzling engines.

Many need to keep their vehicles ticking over, even when stationary, and can clock up high mileage as they travel to events or profitable patches.

Industry body chairman Maurice "Moz" Murray, said of this summer: "Beyond doubt, we will lose vans."

The cost of petrol has soared in recent days, with the average litre of unleaded costing 182.31p, and diesel 188.05p.

I Call Bull: Oh behave they will just stick 10p on each ice cream that they already sell at astronomical prices!

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18 days
2 upvotes
Get in line for reasons to hibernate right now, but ice cream vans going out of business has got to be one of my biggest concerns
20 days
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Diesel was almost £2 a litre I saw yesterday. The knock on is inevitable.
20 days
4 upvotes
Seems unlikely but on a recent visit to an ice-cream van i was unpleasantly surprised at how much it cost i will admit.
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21 days
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Jubilee events and record heat summers make me think otherwise