I've always questioned what the road fund licence pays for. In the good old days it was to pay for the upkeep of the roads. Today, it is just another tax and I doubt the Gov't can justify what it pays for.
County councils maintain local roads, yet I doubt any road fund licence duty goes to them and if it does, then they are not spending it wisely.
Where does this money go?
If the Gov't can't justify the purpose of road fund licence then why continue it?
While I'm on the subject of costs. MOT's?
Why are they so bloody expensive? The price of a bike or car MOT keeps going up and up and up. MOT businesses know it is a legal requirement and are exploiting the publics' need to have one for their vehicle in order to make money. Surely it's about time the Gov't introduced a standard price for an MOT. After all, it is a Gov't requirement our vehicle has one, so have a standard price set by the Gov't?
I resent paying £40 for an MOT. My local car MOT place charges £40. If they MOT 10 cars a day, that's £400. Multiply that by a 3 man team, that's £1200 a day, £7200 a week ( they work 6 days), £28800 a month, £345600 a year for checking bulbs, brake pads, rubber things and tyres. It's a bloody rip off!