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Old 28-04-2005, 19:58   #1
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Fuel Taxes Bigger Burden Than Council Tax For Many

The ABD have produced a ready reckoner to remind voters just how much they are paying in fuel taxes, this can be found at www.abd.org.uk/fuel_tax_calculator.htm where drivers can enter their average mileage and MPG of their vehicle to see just how much they are paying per month to the treasury.

The average driver travelling 12,000 miles per year in a car achieving 30MPG will pay around 120 per month in direct fuel taxation. That's bad enough, however many families with two drivers or doing higher than average mileages can easily be paying more in direct fuel taxes than in council tax - sometimes even more than their mortgage payments.

But direct fuel taxes are only half the story, the hidden cost is far higher still warns ABD Chairman Brian Gregory:

"Everything we buy and all services we use involve road travel and the cost of all goods and services are affected greatly by the extortionate rates of fuel duty" said Gregory. He continued: "80% of the purchase price of all fuel goes to the treasury. Every time a tradesman visits your home, much of what he charges you will be going to the treasury. Every item you buy in a shop, likewise."

ABD spokesman Nigel Humphries urges voters to make sure to voice their concerns over extortionate fuel taxes:

"Even those who don't drive are indirectly parting with huge amounts of money through this stealth tax, yet many probably don't realise it" said Humphries. "It's stifling the British economy and pushing pensioners and those on lower incomes into poverty. It would not be so bad but of approximately 42 billion taken by the government in road tax each year, only around 6 billion gets reinvested in our crumbling transport system".
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Old 28-04-2005, 21:00   #2
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What the F**k, this recons i am paying ( The equivalent ) of 2.5% extra in income tax :-S

Total Tax Per Year : 1000
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Old 28-04-2005, 21:03   #3
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Mine worked out at over 1000 and I only put 10,000 miles per year.
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Well, mine worked out at a total of 3704.44 tax on fuel per year. That's 308.70 per month!

These calculations were based on 38k miles per year and 28mpg (to allow for trackdays ).
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Old 29-04-2005, 18:07   #6
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Talk about getting ripped off this sucks and this is why


Total Tax Per Year 1311.20
Total Tax Per Month 109.27
Total Tax Per Week 25.22
Equivalent Additional Income Tax 5.46%
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I don't want to know how much it is
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...........and don't forget folks if Anthony Blair gets in on 5th May 2005 your Council Tax Bills WILLgo up after they have been reviewed. Parts of Wales have been reviewed and increased in some areas by 20%.

Howards says he will not be reviewing this gut wrenching stealth tax.
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The fairest tax of all was the Pole Tax. WE ALL pay for facilities. The country was in uproar so this system was devised. Since 1997 Council Tax has been increased by some 70% on average.
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Time to start supporting the farmers and truckers, I think - 2.15% extra on income tax for me.............AAAArrrrgggghhhh!
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When is something gonna happen ?,,it cost me 65 today for 72 litres ,,,petrol will soon be more precious than gold and its only flamin oil ,,why the hell dont the country do something ,,we could bring this scam to its knees just by not buying fuel for a week,,roll on the flippin protests and go slows lets do something.
Flaming fat brown the greedy hypocrite wants a rocket up his rear ,,i'd like the chance to see him in the ring with that bloke he wolloped the other year that he got off scott free for,,as youd expect different law for them gits.
Wouldnt be quite so infuriating if we had half decent roads with out all the scamera vans on em but all the roads are crap and the scamera vans are just another equally squallid scam,,why dont they put cameras in usefull places like schools or nightclubs and catch the sods selling drugs to our youths.



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