Sorry guys remainder of post under:

As to weather I did not take air temperature or barometer readings, I am in the south coast area and there has not been any extreme conditions so fail to see this will be a major factor.
Traffic has been no worse or better than average (its a 50 mile run each way).

So in summary I am finding this engine is currently about 10% heavier on fuel which is not what is implied by reviews and I was hoping to get feedback from other 1.5 drivers to see if its the norm or if there could be an issue with my particular vehicle - although I did spot a recent auto express group test which gave the lower powered 1.5 around 35 mpg!

As stated earlier the car is great, I am just disappointed the consumption has not improved as per the claims..

I will update if things improve.