Something still needs to be done about the UK’s Taxes on Petrol & Diesel

The other day I read an article saying it now costs £100 to fill the fuel tank of an average family car.

That means filling your car now costs:

  • £11 more than one of those Amazon Kindle E-Reader gadgets
  • Filling your tank 4 times costs the same as an iPhone 3GS cost me to buy outright on Pay as You Go from the Vodafone Online Store last year, or also the same as an iPAD2 16GB WiFi.
  • Filling it 5 times costs about the same as a near top of the range Panasonic Camcorder + decent sized SDHC card to record the pictures & video’s on.

More articles on UK fuel tax from elsewhere……


Posted in Fuel, Taxes, Transport
One comment on “Something still needs to be done about the UK’s Taxes on Petrol & Diesel
  1. admin says:

    Another news story I’ve just seen just now a few hours after posting this blog………. AA warns that it will in fact cost £96 to fill a family car (so the £100 in previous articles wasn’t far off):
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108959/Petrol-prices-Cost-filling-family-car-96-today-pressure-grows-freeze-fuel-duty.html

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