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Steve Farrell  says:

New motorway tax considered

Using motorways would cost more in road tax under plans being considered by the Government. According to newspaper reports, ministers are considering a two-tier system with those who agree not to use trunk roads paying less. The idea is part of review of road funding as the Treasury faces a budget shortfall caused people switching to smaller cars which are taxed...

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

I would love to know where my road tax goes

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Aug 02

Posts: 2769

spondonste says:

Just tax small cars more than bikes then.

It is somewhat stupid that the current rules make road tax for some cars cheaper than for bikes that are a fraction of the cars weight, a fraction the cars size and a fraction of the cars CO2/ CO emissions.


ANPR 2 tier systems will be a costly white elephant that won't work properly, cost a fortune to run and be open to manipulation.

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Nov 07

Posts: 182

bird1050 says:

scrap road tax

simple scrap road tax all together and put 10p on a litre of fuel.

The more you drive / ride the more you pay  and  no one can get away without paying .That includes the so called tax exempt cars.

If you only do short journeys you save.


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Nov 07

Posts: 11

Luddy says:

steady2wheels,  You don`t pay road tax, you pay a vehicle excise duty for the "Privilege" of keeping a vehicle which you may choose to take on a public road. The money goes into the same big pot that our income tax goes into and the roads are payed for from that pot. That`s why cyclists and horse riders DO pay for the roads, providing they pay income tax of course.

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Aug 02

Posts: 443

snave says:


The Highways Agency were caught out for charging-back for non-existent works. Fleecing the consumer and road user for hundred of thousands. They have been asked to reduce their operating costs and have therefore dramatically - and very, very quietly - cut the number of Incident Support Officers (Plastic Policemen)on the networks. These officers are not directly employed by the HA but are employees of large building contractors such as W S Atkins and Costains. In the Eastern Region this was done to save £5 million a year. Yet as part of the contraction Atkins have been allowed to remove their 20-minute guaranteed response times. Cost to the country of closure of the motorway network is estimated at £1 million per minute, according to HA own figures. So, one single incident where 20 minutes takes 25 and the entire budget saving is wiped out by directly costing the consumer. Therefore the service is reduced, the cost to the consumer is increased, safety is made worse - and now the Government want to charge us for their scant and incompetent handling of the business relationship with their contractors. They can, quite literally, fuck off while we die.

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Feb 09

Posts: 4781

philehidiot says:

This country

is taxing its way to commercial oblivion.

Why do they think that big companies choose to pay their taxes in a different country? Because EU law lets them and we're hideously expensive to operate in. If they lowered the cost of operating in this country then they'd see more revenues.

I did like how starbucks used the PAYE tax that their employees pay out of their salary to say they do pay proper tax in this country. No, the employees pay that, you just take it off their pay for them.

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Sep 12

Posts: 212

domster says:

Fiddle fiddle

Yet more costly nonsense, scrap R.F licence & increase fuel duty.

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Mar 10

Posts: 100

jahagon says:

Replace road tax

...and then just buy second hand and avoid it all together! Genius!

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Sep 09

Posts: 905

Rogerborg says:

Sack half the DVLA

I don't really care what we do after that, it just bugs me that those oxgyen thieves are out there living off of our VED, presumably just to keep Swansea from sinking completely into a dole-hole.

It's really not that hard to accept the common sense proposition that fuel duty is by far the simplest, most just way of measuring the impact of anyone's road use.

I guess some government minister has an idiot nephew or brother-in-law who needs some contracts for their "consultancy" firm though.

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Mar 07

Posts: 1464

joeslow says:

More tax = less money collected

The more you tax the less people will work / do or buy.

Just look at the beer tax.

The price of beer goes over £3 and people say stuff that and stay home with a cup of tea.

Pubs are closing down everywhere which means even less income for the tax man.

They'll squeeze it until it all goes pop and then blame the public.

We need to create wealth not destroy the infrastructure that helps make it ,

Total muppets..!

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