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40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

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40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

Just found an interesting calculator....http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21238363
On the price of a litre of diesel, locally, £1.37 it would cost me (40 ltrs) £54.80 to fill my tank....
But... If I moved to Venezuela, and took my trusty skoda with me... I would "SAVE" £54.61
Now that means  it would only cost me 19pence to fill my tank !...
It also means that if I fill my tank in the UK... I am giving the government £32.00 in TAX on top of the Road tax, and Insurance Tax. already being collected....
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Re: 40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

That's a shocker. Angry
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Re: 40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

To be fair, Venezuela has their fuel subsidised by their government.
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But it would cost you more than your £54.61 saving to get there  Lips are sealed
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Re: 40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

Yeah... but.. I wouldn`t come back !...  Cheesy
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Re: 40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

In the US we're currently paying about 45p per litre Smiley Smiley
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artmo bring me back a few hundred litres of unleaded mate.. i'll split the profits with you Wink
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Re: 40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

Go red!  Of course I'm seriously promoting criminal activity.
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Re: 40 ltrs of diesel..... ONLY19 Pence !...

@shutter which country do you live in to pay Road Tax?
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Er?  U.K. 
( common name - Road Tax......  sometimes called... Road Fund Licence .... but the Government Euphemism - Vehicle Excise  )  Roll eyes
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But... If I moved to Venezuela, and took my trusty skoda with me... I would "SAVE" £54.61

Yep but no but... Venezuela is a country with large oil and gas reserves, and hydrocarbon revenues used on public health, infrastructure and fiestas. Sadly the UK has no oil, no gas, no coal, no wind, no rain, no waves, no tides and, no sunshine. Which is why we need to import our energy [and sunshine] from France, Russia, the UAE and, any other country that hates us. So thank lordy-lord for the UK government signing deals with energy corporations to tripple the consumer price of gas, electricity and fuel over the next decade, as to secure our energy supply - even if no-one can afford energy, energy will be secure. And also thank the boy genius Osborne for asking the Chinese to build the the most expensive nuclear reactor ever built, in the world, rather squander the money on energy innovation.
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Road Tax

It started out as the road tax and as far as I'm concerned no name change will alter that.
The name change was only an effort by the government to shirk its responsibility.
More realistically it should be renamed the pothole tax.
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cut hated green power levies

Interesting to see that is exactly what the SNP are proposing as their vote catcher.
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Green levy.....short term pain for long term gain.
Trouble is we are not in a position to weather the short term pain.
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Venezuela is a country with large oil and gas reserves, and hydrocarbon revenues used on public health, infrastructure and fiestas

Well, now... fancy the government of Venezuela spending on fiestas.... you`d think they would buy decent cars for themselves !  Cheesy Cheesy
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Sadly the UK has no oil, no gas, no coal, no wind, no rain, no waves, no tides and, no sunshine.


and..... no idea, either  Undecided
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Road Tax

It started out as the road tax and as far as I'm concerned no name change will alter that.

Indeed. It's official name is Vehicle Excise Duty and the disc is the Vehicle Excise Licence however you strangely don't need any Vehicle Excise if it's not being used on a public road and thus it is in reality: Road Tax.
The fact they changed the name wasn't them trying to loose the responsibility, it was them trying to justify pinching it for other things they wanted money for (IMO).
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