The cost of filling up with fuel is set to hit £100 for an average family car today, as the cost of living crisis continues.

Petrol prices have risen by 2p per litre - the biggest daily jump in 17 years - which left a full tank for the average family car costing £99.40.

Soaring fuel prices have been driven by the war in Ukraine and moves to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian oil.

With food and energy bills also surging, many households are under pressure.

The average price of petrol rose to 180.73p per litre on Tuesday, the RAC said.

Meanwhile, the average price of diesel rose by almost 1.5p to another record high of 186.57p per litre, making the cost of filling a 55-litre family car £102.61.

The Government's 5p fuel duty cut announced in March has already been effectively wiped out by soaring prices, triggering calls for another intervention. There has also been accusations of profiteering and threats to name and shame those companies not passing on the fuel duty cut.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "We are continuing to look at all possible options. Transparency may have an important role to play.

"It is important the public understand what actions each of the fuel retailers are taking and so we are considering what further options we can take in this area."