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Scrap Road Tax – add to fuel duty

Comment 7th July 2010

Road tax should be scrapped. The annual income from the tax (minus the cost of administering the system – it would enable significant efficiency savings to be made) can be divided by the expected annual total number of litres of fuel sold. By doing this, those that drive more pay more (making it fairer) and those that have the most polluting vehicles still pay more.

Why does this matter?

Makes the road tax system fairer as it is based on consumption – distance driven and fuel usage.

Enables massive efficiency savings in a very bureaucratic system

Woudl advantage those not travelling great distances.

Could promote increased use of public transport for  long journeys.

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