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Are YOU happy about Fuel Costs?

rizla01 Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Then read on and DO something about it .

Official e-Petition from the British People to HM Government to lower the duty on fuel.

At 50.35p a litre, the duty paid on diesel in the UK is the highest rate in Europe , where the average level is 22.7p a litre. Did you know that around two-thirds of the price of petrol is tax? For every £50 you spend at the pumps, you only get £17 of petrol. And don't forget that VAT is charged fuel tax too - a tax on a tax. Why should an essential like fuel be taxed at several hundred %, when heating fuel is only taxed at 5%? Below is a link to the official government petition aiming to lower fuel tax

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Lowerduty30/

Sign it,

You all complain about high fuel prices, so do something about it!

To 'sign' the petition via email you need an email address and a home address,

THAT'S IT !!!!!
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#2
I'm fairly sure thatthe government already know that we aren't too happy with fuel prioces, can't see another pertition making any difference TBH.
Edit - although reading that back it's a fairly defeatist attitude, got nothing to loose by signing I guess.
#3
I'm not happy about the high price of petrol, however if fuel duty was lowered the tax has to come from somewhere or funding for government agencies would be reduced.

The government may well give way a little over fuel duty but it will result in higher income tax or VAT. People would be better off lobbying for the government to do something about the massive profits made by oil companies or for them to tighten up the benefits sytem.

Having said that, I've signed.
#4
signed
banned#5
Signed few weeks ago but good on ya for posting it!
banned#6
I'm happy with fuel costs because my boyfriend pays for the fuel in our house.
#7
Ritchie 2
I'm not happy about the high price of petrol, however if fuel duty was lowered the tax has to come from somewhere or funding for government agencies would be reduced.

The government may well give way a little over fuel duty but it will result in higher income tax or VAT. People would be better off lobbying for the government to do something about the massive profits made by oil companies or for them to tighten up the benefits sytem.

Having said that, I've signed.


Remember that they charge a percentage. So when the oil costs rise they make more money. We should at least ask that they fix the level of revenue for a year and not make more money off our backs.
#8
Not only are the prices of fuel so high, The amount of tax we have to pay is unjust.

Not only do we have to pay an extortionate amount on fuel we also have to pay road tax which is even more criminal.

Why do we have road tax anyway considering all the tax we pay on fuel? That's what irritates me the most.

The bigger the engine the more fuel it burns = More fuel used = More tax.

If you don't pay your car tax then you get fined, You have no choice but to fuel your car = Paying tax.

If it's a case of making sure your insured and the legal owner of the car ( As you require insurance and V5 when taxing your car ). Why not just be required to provide a special fuel id card, Which you would be required to provide to the cashier after buying fuel? The id card would be linked to the database the police use to detect no tax/insurance etc.. If you haven't got insurance or MOT or even a driving licence then the cashier would refuse to sell you fuel and report you etc...

The id card could be linked to a database that could include several things.

1. Insured or Not insured
2. Mot'd or Not Mot'd
3. Registered or Not Registered
4. Licensed or Not licenced

The card would be linked to you and your motor/s.

It would help keep some of the scum off the road as they wouldn't be able to purchase fuel, No fuel = Not going anywhere

The cashier would just swipe the card and it would just say yes or no, Simple

Eventually they could include a swipe machine at the pumps, You put the card in and it then authorises you to put fuel in or not.
#9
So this'll be, what, the 20th fuel price petition this month? Man.

The government knows that people want cheaper fuel. They want to do everything within reason to keep the people happy, so if they could lower it, they would. But it's not economical to, so until election time comes around, or until someone puts real pressure on them (ie. blockading an entire city, not getting a bunch of people to make fake entries on a list of people who don't like paying 3p extra a litre), they're not going to bother. Why would they? We're talking enormous sums of money here.

Still, if you want to make a petition I'll sign, it'll be the one that asks for another 15p on the price of fuel. Might persuade a few more people to take the bus, to walk, or to cycle. And then we'll all be able to look up at the sky at night, see the stars, and realise for once just how small we are, and how much smaller still our problems are. And we might live longer, healthier lives, and be happier people. And not hate waking up each morning for the hour long slog of driving to work through rush-hour congestion. Yeah - a few less cars on the road might actually be a good thing.
#10
Still, if you want to make a petition I'll sign, it'll be the one that asks for another 15p on the price of fuel. Might persuade a few more people to take the bus, to walk, or to cycle. And then we'll all be able to look up at the sky at night, see the stars, and realise for once just how small we are, and how much smaller still our problems are. And we might live longer, healthier lives, and be happier people. And not hate waking up each morning for the hour long slog of driving to work through rush-hour congestion. Yeah - a few less cars on the road might actually be a good thing.[/QUOTE]

There speaks a man who doesnt need a car to get to work! Theres no other way of getting to work for me. Yeah the environment needs saving, but we need to work too, and the price of fuel is just crucifying the working class.
I have a little diesel car, and am now paying 13p a litre more than petrol users, cancelling out any savings i used to make on fuel efficiency.
£200 a month to just get to work?
Its a sick joke, we need to do something now.
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There speaks a man who doesnt need a car to get to work! Theres no other way of getting to work for me. Yeah the environment needs saving, but we need to work too, and the price of fuel is just crucifying the working class.
I have a little diesel car, and am now paying 13p a litre more than petrol users, cancelling out any savings i used to make on fuel efficiency.
£200 a month to just get to work?
Its a sick joke, we need to do something now.


You are just burying your head in the sand. If they did reduce the tax they will only increase another tax. Besides oil prices will continue to increase no matter what the govt does as demand for oil increases and oil supplies become rarer.

In 20-30 years (maybe even 10) the cultural implications of high oil prices will be enormous. People WILL have to get out their cars, use public transport, move nearer to where they work.

Sorry to be the voice of doom but thats whats going to happen....

BTW I live in a rural area - takes 15 mins for me to travel 10 miles to work by car, about an hour and a quarter by train (if you include the time walking to the station from home and to work). So I'm not a city dweller with an excellent public transport system.
#12
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There speaks a man who doesnt need a car to get to work! Theres no other way of getting to work for me. Yeah the environment needs saving, but we need to work too, and the price of fuel is just crucifying the working class.
I have a little diesel car, and am now paying 13p a litre more than petrol users, cancelling out any savings i used to make on fuel efficiency.
£200 a month to just get to work?
Its a sick joke, we need to do something now.



£200 a month? Man. I walk a kilometer to the nearest usable bus stop, and then pay £1 to get a bus from there. I normally get a lift home from someone, too. Factoring in the occasional meal / pint / gift I give the two guys who drive me back, I'm probably paying no more than £30 a month. For added kick-in-the-teeth fun, I probably get to work quicker than you, too - those bus lanes are a wonderful invention. Although, that isn't to say you don't have my sympathies. £200 really is an obscene amount to be stung for each month.

Little thought for you though - have you ever considered taking a taxi either all the way to work, or to a bus stop that can take you the rest of the way there? Natch, it all depends on your circumstances, but when I made the decision to go car-less, the relative cheapness of taxies was something that was a killer factor for me. I think it worked out as something like £2 a day for insurance & road tax, plus about £1.50 per day for the car (assuming roughly a £5k car lasting 10 years), and about a quid for my average length of journey * 2 per day, and then maybe an extra £1 a day to cover repairs and MOTs, which worked out at around £44 a week. Average of £6.30 a day. At the obscenely cheap rates of Glasgow taxis, to travel to work by taxi would save me £10 a week. Bus, even more.

I think the problem with private transport is that it's just so much more convenient. If public transport could match it, it would ultimately become the most popular means of transport. I think this would ultimately be a good thing, so in a mildly sadistic manner, I think it's a good thing that private transport is being so savagely assaulted by the government. I do wish the powers that be would launch some sort of poll to see where people lived and where they were going to, though. You need a direct bus. So do I. So do all the car drivers, and most of the people, in the country. If they want to make peoples lives better, best way of doing it is to provide a service that is more convenient and cheaper than what they already have. And if they did that, I'd consider voting for them next election.
#13
DLM
I'm happy with fuel costs because my boyfriend pays for the fuel in our house.


So you want him to be out of pocket????

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