DRIVERS will not have needed a survey to tell them what they already know.

That fuel prices are going through the roof and there seems little prospect that anyone is going to put the brake on any time soon.

The one man who could is Chancellor George Osborne who, surprise surprise, is under growing pressure to do something about the cost of fuel in next Wednesday’s budget.

A further fuel duty increase is due on April 1 and many feel that the least the Chancellor can do is scrap it.

After all, it is not just the price we pay at the pumps that is costing us more.

In today’s economy, transport costs are key. And if they continue to be hiked up, we will all feel it in the price of everything from the clothes we wear to the food we buy.

If the Chancellor wants to help the economy, he should think seriously about starting with fuel prices.