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Fuel duty: facts revealed

13 December 2007
Campaign for Better Transport has published a factsheet to clear up some of the claims being circulated about fuel duty – namely, that we pay too much tax. The factsheet reveals that: 

  • Fuel duty has not been increasing in line with inflation since 2000, with the small increase in Oct 2007 the first in years 
  • Tax, as a percentage of fuel, has not been this low since 1993 
  • Higher fuel prices are down to high oil prices not because of fuel duty 
  • The real cost of motoring has fallen in the past decade, while the cost of taking public transport has increased  

And more. Read it online today: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/campaigns/climate_change/roads/facts