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#345918 - 31st Aug 2009 12:44pm Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow
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Originally Posted By: BBC News
A two pence rise in fuel duty will come into effect from midnight, the third increase in nine months. Stephen Glaister, director of road users pressure group RAC Foundation, told the BBC the government's latest rise "will hit everybody hard".

When VAT is included, the increase will actually total 2.3p. The average price of petrol across the UK is about 105p per litre.

The government says the extra duty is needed to help fund public investment.

AA president Edmund King said the timing of the rise was "pretty dire", at a time when the UK economy was trying to exit recession. Mr King said its members were already having to cut back on car journeys due to the high price of fuel, and that this would only increase following the latest rise, meaning the government's revenues will not actually rise.

The Petrol Retailers Association pointed out that the price of fuel would increase again when VAT increases from 15% to 17.5% at the end of the year.

Absolutely out of order; as if people arnt struggling enough with the general cost of the recession, but also fuel prices are already sky-high, and the government are more than happy to throw on some more tax.

It's high time they followed the tories plans of lowering duty when the price of oil is high, and increasing it when the price of oil is low.

And yet more Labour bullshit in that once the rate of VAT is increased again at the end of 2009, guess what, fuel tax will also increase by a further 2.5%, as they have offset the cut in VAT in the price of fuel duty. Talk about stealth taxing!!

I wouldnt mind if the roads where any good, it would be worth paying the tax, but the endless potholes is just like throwing salt into the wound! The VAT increase will mean 4 fuel duty increases in 12 months. As Edmund King said, people will just have to continue cutting back on journeys, and it will generate little extra revenue, but may put companies out of work and cut-down peoples social commuting, at a time when people are already feeling generally crap due to the recession. Why must we motorists have to shoulder the cost of Gordon Browns stupidity and Labours general farcical running of our economy, landing the country in practical bankruptcy? Get Labour out before they fookin screw us over some more!!!

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#345928 - 31st Aug 2009 1:02pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: MattLFC]
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Qunts, fooking sick of it.
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#345929 - 31st Aug 2009 1:07pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: DavidB]
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more money think i might get a moped lol
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#345940 - 31st Aug 2009 2:13pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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sick of them hiking up petrol and food, hard enough to maintain a standard of living as it is

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#345941 - 31st Aug 2009 2:14pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: cheekyrip]
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Why dont they increase the tax on Cigarettes instead???
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#345951 - 31st Aug 2009 3:07pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: MGCraig]
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Alcohol, most people are eventually always too pissed to care how much it costs.
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#345955 - 31st Aug 2009 3:17pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: DavidB]
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snob takin the piss now. no

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#345958 - 31st Aug 2009 3:22pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: ]
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They are just playing on the fact that most of the uk population use vehicles to travel, not only that but `boy racers` as they`d probably portray (car enthusiasts) are going to pay whatever they want and they know it!
It`s unfair not only on the public but on the peeps that have businesses.
They lower the road tax bands on certain vehicles but then they take it straight back using other methods, ie: Gas costs! no
Last time i checked, diesel was cheaper than petrol confused

I have to agree with craig and station though, more taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, lower the fuel taxes. yes


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#345961 - 31st Aug 2009 3:44pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: _Ste_]
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wrong time to fix my gto then

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#346049 - 31st Aug 2009 9:48pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: ric3000gt]
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wrong time to fix my gto then

lol

Originally Posted By: cheekyrip
sick of them hiking up petrol and food, hard enough to maintain a standard of living as it is

withthat

Looks like my bike will be out throughout Autumn & Winter
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#346069 - 31st Aug 2009 10:18pm Re: Fuel Duty To Rise By 2.3p Tomorrow [Re: BMW Joe]
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Filled up me tank today so at least saved a few pence on tomorrows price lol. Take that you Labour scum, few less pence for the government to waste!!

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