Fuel Duty Petition Response

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Fuel Duty Petition Response

Post by Julz »

What a cop-out!

http://www.hmg.gov.uk/epetition-respons ... yReduction
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When vat was reduced to 15% in January '09 your chancellor levied an extra 2p per litre of fuel, to compensate for the loss of revenue from the vat reduction, now that vat has now gone back to 17.5% we think it only fair that you reduce the the duty again by the same amount, ie 2p per litre.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/DutyReduction/

Government response
Your petition relates to the policy of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. In his 2008 Pre-Budget Report the former Chancellor said “I will offset the VAT reduction, by increasing all these duties by an amount which should keep the overall cost to consumers the same this year.”

The coalition Government’s first changes to taxation were announced in the June Budget. The Budget sets out the action the Government is taking to rebalance the economy and provide the conditions for sustainable growth and deficit reduction. This involves difficult choices.

The existing rates of fuel duty and the rates applicable through to January 2011 were set and legislated for by the previous Government. Under plans the coalition Government has inherited fuel duty is scheduled to rise by one pence per litre above indexation each year thereafter until April 2014.

It is necessary to implement these increases as dealing with the budget deficit is the single greatest economic challenge this Government faces. Unavoidably, tough decisions are required, but underpinning the Government’s approach is a commitment to fairness. The Government has been clear that the burden of deficit reduction will have to be shared, but the most vulnerable in our society will be protected.
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Post by Trainman »

Now there's a surprise :roll: :roll: easy money for the government, yet again.

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Post by Xaccers »

Sorry? What is this "fuel duty" that you speak of? :D
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Post by Julz »

Xac wrote:Sorry? What is this "fuel duty" that you speak of? :D
:evil: Just wait til they put tax on Junk food too!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front ... 176897.stm
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Post by Chris570 »

i miss veg oil :(
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Post by evilally »

Must get my veggie 405 fixed, it's been off the road for weeks. £60 a week in petrol really stings :evil:
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Post by citroenxm »

60 quid a week in petrol would!! If it was HDI then it would be 30 quid!

Ive just put 40 quid of DERV in my HDi @ £1.21, and covered a massive 390 miles!!!! Which gives me around 50 mpg at between 70 - 80mph!!!

SPOT ON!

As for fuel, I did hear some where, cant remember were now, that this Gov isgoing to put a massive 30p a litre on!!!! YES 30p!! I hope NOT of course!


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Post by evilally »

Actually, if I exercise a bit of self control it will consistently return 44mpg on my daily commute, which is excellent all things considered, and better than my derv 405. Unfortunately I do like the loud pedal.

30ppl increase would cause a riot I think :shock: