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Stealth Tax on Fuel

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Registered: 12-08-2007

Stealth Tax on Fuel

When VAT was temporarily reduced to 15%, the Chancellor added 2% duty to
fuel to offset the reduction in tax collected from motorists. Now that
VAT has been increased to 17.5% again this hidden tax has not been
removed - hence recent rises in your fuel costs. Sign the petition at
the link below to have this stealth tax removed!

Petition
So far over 50,000 signatures have been added to the petition.
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Re: Stealth Tax on Fuel

Rip off Britain, it makes me sick
I just bought 12 gallons of diesel, cost = £70.00
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Grafter
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Where did you find a pump which dispensed in gallons?
I continually have to use my calc to convert my litres to gallons so that I can understand it Smiley
Was it one of those wind-up pumps we see on old american movies?  Roll eyes
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Grafter
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Re: Stealth Tax on Fuel

@artmo
sorry, but signing a petition is surely going to be a waste of time.
IF the government took any notice at all of the petition and reduced the fuel tax, they would have to add another stealth tax somewhere else.
.....and I would hate it to go on my wine bill  Roll eyes
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Made me feel a little better that I'd had my say Smiley
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Re: Stealth Tax on Fuel

At the very least it will show this bunch of thieves that we know what they are up to Sad
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Where did you find a pump which dispensed in gallons?

I didn't, I had worked out my tank of holds about 12 gallons, actually its 12.5 gallons.
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I continually have to use my calc to convert my litres to gallons so that I can understand it Smiley
Our weights and measure system is wonderful.
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Was it one of those wind-up pumps we see on old american movies?  Roll eyes
not quite, but not far off, I did fill up in deepest rural Welsh Wales
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Grafter
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Re: Stealth Tax on Fuel

say no more , man, nudge nudge wink wink
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had my say Smiley

Out of interest did you also say what taxes should be raised or services cut to compensate?
If not, why not say so here?  Wink
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Grafter
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Re: Stealth Tax on Fuel

I've already signed, but don't get your hopes up too high. The government has a track record of ignoring these petitions.
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Yes you're right but with an election coming it's nice to let them know that we know Cool Cool  Another stealth tax they thought they could get away with.
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Grafter
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OK, but do you believe that any other government of any other political persuasion would do anything different?
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Phew!... my maths says that 12 gallons = 54 ltrs  therefore £70.00 divided by 54 = £1.2962962p per litre......  Cry Cry Cry
Currently our local supermarket, Morrisons, and a nearby Esso garage both selling diesel at  £1.099 per ltr....  Smiley Smiley Smiley
Fortunately I only live about 1.3 miles from Morrisons, and usually have to pass them "on the way out" or "on the way home" so not going out of my way, to get cheap diesel. ! ! 
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Grafter
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Yes, but you have to remember that the pump was in deepest rural Wales and the jungle drums take a while to send out their  prices from the suppliers.
I'll bet they are still adding only 15% vat on that.........
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Yes, but you have to remember that the pump was in deepest rural Wales and the jungle drums take a while to send out their  prices from the suppliers.
I'll bet they are still adding only 15% vat on that.........

may not even have got round to adding VAT to their prices at all Undecided