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Another Conservative MP enters my bad books

The latest addition is Justine Greening, having today been reported in the Telegraph & Daily Mail to be in support of increasing tax on Petrol & Diesel at a time the bloody things (remember, fuel gets taxed twice – fuel duty + V.A.T) need cutting to encourage growth & stop ripping off tax payers by charging more in tax on petrol & diesel than the actual fuel costs. The members of the public commenting below the 2 articles don’t sound too chuffed with her either. So much for the potential she showed looking into the Car Insurance rip-off not so long ago. The previous MP to get into my bad

Posted in Fuel, Government, Taxes, Technology, Transport

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

Posted in Fuel, Taxes, Transport

A fairer way to tax fuel?

The UK may have been free from the tyranny of Gormless Gordon for several months now, but his legacy of bloody crazy fuel prices (largely down to his extortionate taxes, remember) lives on. The latest figure I have of £1.30 a litre apparently works out at: £0.50 for the liquid that goes inside your car’s fuel tank £0.80 in taxes on the fuel to the beancounters in the Treasury. The taxes (both of them) being “Fuel Duty“, and then “V.A.T” on top of that – double taxing in other words (isn’t that supposed to be illegal? I’m sure I’ve heard several people mention it is). Back in the summer when

Posted in Fuel, Policy ideas, Taxes, Transport, UK

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