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Are green cars bad news for the Treasury motoring revenue?

According to research by the Institute for Fiscal studies, Green motoring could hurt the Treasury motoring revenue to the tune of £13bn as fuel and road duty dries up. The report, commissioned  by the RAC Foundation estimates that the proceeds of fuel duty will drop

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The UK Budget 2012, what it means for motorists UPDATE

Finance minister George Osborne will unveil Britain’s annual budget this afternoon. The likely hood is that motorists will cop the sharp end of the stick with rises in fuel duty going head as planned. We’ll keep you updated throughout the afternoon

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Fuel prices hurting hauliers and customers say the RHA. Urging rethink over fuel duty rises to protect industry

Road Haulage Association’s  latest weekly fuel price survey has shown that hauliers pay on average 116.33 pence before VAT (139.60 after VAT.) for a litre of diesel fuel. The rocketing price of road diesel is a major concern to many hauliers who

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Chancellor scraps planned fuel duty rise

UK motorists have been spared further pain at the fuel pumps today as George Osborne announced a freeze in fuel duty during his Autumn Statement. A 3p rise on tax paid on both unleaded petrol and diesel was due to

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EU approves fuel duty discount for remote islands

A proposal by the UK government  for a fuel duty discount for remote island communities has been approved by the European Commission. The proposal covers the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the islands in the Clyde

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Fair Fuel UK Campaign needs just 34,000 more signatures

Headed by motoring “authority” Quentin Willson, the Fair Fuel UK Campaign is making good ground raising the profile of the ridiculous fuel duty crippling the UK. Their e-petition has been signed by over 66,000 but needs to make the magic 100,000 before parliament has to listen. The

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US still bitchin’ about fuel prices, time to wake up!

Stateside, motorists and consumer groups are up in arms getting their “complain on” over rising fuel prices. The average prices of petrol in the US currently stands at $3.55 per gallon compared to over £5 a US gallon here in

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