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MSE News: Budget 2012: Fuel duty to rise in August

edited 21 March 2012 at 2:51PM in Motoring
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edited 21 March 2012 at 2:51PM in Motoring
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"The Government will press ahead with plans to raise fuel duty in August..."
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  • ProbiProbi Forumite
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    What a joke!!!
  • ladyofpernladyofpern Forumite
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    I like the way that road tax is going up with inflation - I wish my wages would match inflation. I'm getting poorer and poorer.
  • Strider590Strider590 Forumite
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    ladyofpern wrote: »
    I like the way that road tax is going up with inflation - I wish my wages would match inflation. I'm getting poorer and poorer.

    What's road tax? ;)
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  • No!!!! I was so pleased with the increase in personal allowance, and then I saw this epic rise. As I have a 75 mile round commute each day, motoring is my biggest expense. I'm trying to save for a house deposit, and it's restricted by my motoring costs...
  • mcjordimcjordi Forumite
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    making me think twice about replacing the car i got rid of before xmas.. done fine up to now..
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  • lanstromlanstrom Forumite
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    Isn't there a push at the moment for people to go on more UK breaks and Holidays ?

    I live in Birmingham and a day trip to the nearest seaside resort is no longer affordable. No wonder they are dying off :(

    More people doing weekend/day trips = more businesses staying in business and employing people :)

    Am I the only one that can see this ?
  • ladyofpernladyofpern Forumite
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    Strider590 wrote: »
    What's road tax? ;)

    Sorry meant to say vehicle excise duty!!

    Unfortunately I have a commute of 30 miles . I can't give up my car as going by public transport would take about 2.5hrs (two buses and two trains) each way.
  • Well with people buying more vehicles with zero or low v.e.d., myself included, the shortfall has to be made up somewhere. Did anybody really think the rise wasn't going to happen anyway?
    The above is NOT meant as a defence for the rise by the way!

  • KierNetKierNet Forumite
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    I've said a few times, but driving is a privilege, not a right. If you want to drive, you will need to pay whatever the costs are.

    People saying they can't take public transport as it takes too long, surely if its cheaper, its better?
    What is pi? Where did it come from?
  • KierNet wrote: »
    I've said a few times, but driving is a privilege, not a right. If you want to drive, you will need to pay whatever the costs are.

    People saying they can't take public transport as it takes too long, surely if its cheaper, its better?

    Where that falls apart is that some of us just don't have public transport at all
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