People in Kendal have called the 2p jump in fuel 'bananas' and say they are struggling to run businesses or buy products because of the cost. 

Market trader Peter Goodyear said that he drives up from Bury, Manchester:

"If fuel goes up to £2 per litre the cost will be put on twice. It's more expensive from the supplier which will mean it will become more expensive for the consumer." 

When asked if he thinks if this will happen soon he replied: 

"Yeah because everything is going up." 

James, a benefits claimant sipping a coffee, said:

"Everything's gone bananas. I don't own a car at the moment because I can't afford to. It makes it more difficult finding a job."

Another market trader who did not wish to be named said: "With the cost of fuel people coming out from their towns into our shops, they can't afford doing this.

"The fuel-it's too much. On top of all the other rises taken into account. People are really scared because of the impact it's having on their everyday life." 

Like some other people, the trader blamed the cost of fuel on tax:

"I think one of the answers is less tax to the Government, because everything seems taxed triple times over. It's certainly not looking after the self-employed."

John, a customer, said:

"It's not as dear as what you think. It's the VAT, it's 20 percent on everything.

"I have to come in so I just have to pay the price of the fuel." 

The RAC said yesterday that the price of petrol saw its biggest daily jump in 17 years. Fuel went up by more than 2p per litre. 

This means that the average price of petrol rose to 180.73p nationwide. 

According to the RAC, the average cost of filling a typical family car with petrol was now £99.40. It said that by tomorrow, this could exceed £100.

The fuel prices are driven by the war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed on Russian oil by European countries.