Duty rise set to bring fuel tax to 71% in 2 weeks

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  1. Just had an email from www.petrolprices.com not sure if this has been reported elsewhere......

    http://www.petrolprices.com/blog/duty-rise-set-to-bring-fuel-tax-to-in-weeks-110.html

    In just 2 weeks fuel duty will rise again, bringing the total tax paid at the pumps to 71 pence in every pound - despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown promising not to raise fuel duty.

    Fuel duty is set to rise by roughly 2 pence per litre on April 1st meaning that 66 pence of the average litre of fuel goes directly to the Treasury.

    Fuel tax goes into a central government tax pot. It's not necessarily allocated back out to motoring, so fuel tax can be spent on anything – the NHS, housing, pensions or even banking bailouts.

    At the height of soaring pump prices Brown made a promise during Prime Minister's Questions on July 16th 2008 not to raise fuel duty for a year.

    He stated: "In recognition of the problem people face with petrol, we are freezing duty on petrol for the full year."

    Brown broke this promise in December 2008 when he added 2 pence per litre to fuel duty to offset the reduction of VAT to 15% - a move which angered UK hauliers who are able to claim fuel VAT back, but not fuel duty.

    He is set to break the promise for a second time on April 1st when fuel duty on unleaded and diesel will rise 1.84 pence per litre. Including the additional 15% VAT on top this will make the rise at the pumps around 2 pence per litre.

    The Treasury have said that the only time further changes to fuel duty can take place are at the next Budget – which has been postponed from March until April 22nd, after the duty rise comes in.

    Do you think the Budget has been postponed to push through a duty rise unchallenged? Do you think it's fair that 71% of the cost of a litre of fuel goes directly to the Treasury? Should Brown be held to account for breaking his promise not to raise fuel duty? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.
     
  2. Move to the USA... We're paying £1.36, ($1.92), a gallon here this morning... :D

    Yes, I said "per gallon"...
     
  3. Thanks you cnut.
    Heartily sick of Brown and his fellow bottom feeding w@nkers
     
  4. msr

    msr LE

    Although your gallons are smaller than ours ;)
     
  5. Okay, hope your place is nice!
     
  6. Unlike their waist measurements.
     
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Good point - when is Obama going to raise a 'fat tax' then?
     
  8. Their "Pet Socialist" is not going to raise any taxes at all until he has spent all the money the USA has on his hairbrained, unsustainable projects in the grounds that whatever crisis he is creating, inventing or hyping today will become a catastrophe tomorrow unless we shell out $XB abd give it to Y. (You'll have noticed that every time he said something the stock market went down but now he's been quiet for a week the trend is reversed. He'll keep talking and the stock market will go down until everyone's pensions are worthless and then he'll have another "crisis" he can exploit). Once he has totally bankrupt the country he will turn around and tell everyone that the government will grind to a halt if taxes aren't raised... Unfortunately the mindless sheeple here that see him as the messiah will think that the government closing down is a bad thing because they won't get their Gyro and will yap approvingly as he sells their grandchildren back into slavery. The only difference being this time they will work for the government.

    [Edit]

    That was all a bit sensible for the NAAFI...

    Poke off Rednose!!! I'm still slim and attractive, (to women... :p )

    [ /Edit]
     
  9. Don't start up the outrage bus just yet then.....LOL....were paying about 17p a litre out here....
     
  10. Brown'll probably wriggle out of that one by saying he meant "for the full financial year" - ie ending 31 March 09.
     
  11. Since when did any politician ever keep promises?
     
  12. Politicians don't make promises... They make non-binding predictions.
     
  13. Were paying €3.70 for 10 litres of super at the minute, which is nice.
     
  14. it costs me less than a tenner to fill my rather large Ford SUV here in Abu Dhabooo
     

  15. <mumblemublewallopeurmumble> :)