appologies for dragging this one back up, but curiosity got the better of me and i got Searching the interweb for Fuel Duty, it took pretty much the best part of an hour of trawling through seemingly endless pages on gov.uk, but i did finally find out fuel duty rates! so i've screen grabbed it for info,
the numbers are reffered to as Pound Sterling/Litre (info taken from here - https://www.gov.uk/fuel-duty#rates-of-fuel-duty
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So if you were to Hypothetically put 50L of kerosene into your tank to run your car on her majesty's highways then you would have to pay the Heavy oils rate (how kerosene is classed by them) of 57.95ppl (0.5795 £ppl) which if y calculations are correct comes in at £28!
On the whole, it seams quite cheap to use at 60ppl, but thats before any vat is added?? But being typically Goveernmental, Trying to find how you would Actually go about paying the Duty is a total nightmare! And i can fully understand how people chance it as you would expect them to have a link from the duty pages to a payment portal where upon you could enter the amount you have, what fuel it is and pay accordingly!
anyways, i thought it was quite useful to know how much duty you would have to pay to use it as vehicle fuel!
on the subject of police and stop checks, around here they have had a huge crackdown on red use and illegal vehicles etc. mostly targeting the younguns that drive the 300yards from college to macdonalds, but also farm looking vehicles etc etc. quite often see some people stopped that you really wouldnt think would run the risk!! i quite like to be able to stand there and say Please by all means check it over, its to the best of my knowledge safe and legal, rather than the shiftyness of i hope he doesnt check ........ hhhahaha!