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Cars to beat the tax man
This year's Budget brought yet more misery for motorists.
The one that will affect us all is the fuel duty increase of 3.02p/litre on diesel and unleaded. This will add £1.81 to the cost of filling a Ford Focus's fuel tank when it goes into action on August 1.
Thankfully VED, or road tax rates, will only rise with inflation, but they are measured on a car's emission rating - the lower the emissions, the less you pay. Anything under 100g/km is actually free.
It's company car drivers, and those driving less environmentally friendly cars, who are hardest hit, with the top rate for company car tax rising from 35% of the car's list price to 37%.
So, we can just accept these changes and pay even more to drive, or we can all, company and personal drivers alike, do the sensible thing and slash our motoring costs in one fell swoop by switching to one of these tax-free motors.
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If you cant afford a new car then you get the pleasure of paying more road tax .so them who can afford it go free.
WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU TO STAND TOGETHER AND TELL THE GOVERMENT WE ARE JUST NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE, I THINK THE ENGLISH ARE VERY ANGRY AND ITS GOING TO BOIL OVER SOONER OR LATER, YOU CAN FEEL IT IN THE AIR.
So the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.Typical Tory policy
But ask yourselves,who voted to get them in gorvenment.
Someone did, but of course they needed the hangers on to give them a majority
Clegg does'nt really agree with Cameron but wanted power at any cost.
This latest buget shows the true feelings of this government.
IT WAS ALREADY FREE TO BEGIN WITH, THE EARTH AND SOIL WAS FREE, ITS JUST GOVERMENTS TRY TO CONVICNE YOU THEY OWN IT AND CAN DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE WITH IT.
RICH ARE AND THEY KNOW IT, THE ONES WHO MANIPULATE LIFE AND LIVING FOR OVERS, ITS DONE TO KEEP YOU DOWN AND OUT AND IN THE GUTTER.
SO THEY WILL FIND ANOTHER LIEING SCHEMEING WAY TO DO IT TO ECO CARS, OR SOME OTHER CAR.
THEY ARE LIERS, THEY ARE MANIPULATERS OF HUAMN LANGUAGE, LIFE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS BUT IT IS, BECAUSE OF LEADERS, AND WHAT THEY PUT IN PLACE FOR GREED AND POWER, WHY DO WE STILL TALK LIKE THEY DON,T, ENGLAND IS SOFT TOUCH AND IS BROKEN THE MORAL IS PITIFULL.
I am with every one on the excessive taxation on our vehicles with perhaps the exception of the gas guzzlers used to transport children 500 yards to school and or visit the hairdressers etc. - Non essential in my book
VED is always a puzzler to me. Older cars are hammered with quite a high rate yet they only get old because they do a relatively low annual mileage. Otherwise they would have been on the scrap heap years ago. Thus the overall emissions are quite low, almost certainly a lot less total output than a high mileage but lower VED 'Greener' car.
The other fact is that older cars are mainly run by people on low incomes (and often in essential jobs) or pensioners who simply do not have the funds to buy a newer vehicle. Nor can they afford to do much mileage and off course use a bit more fuel per mile - A double wammy ! So how on earth do MP's judge that to be fair ?
As already pointed out, once 'Green' car ownership takes a hold the taxes will rocket for sure. One only has to see what they have done to solar energy contributors. Perhaps some of the VED and fuel duty could be offset if MP's paid things like stamp duty and council tax on their second homes like everyone else has to.
No, Mr Brownbill, you are incorrect. The fact is that the Conservatives introduced the fuel duty escalator before Blair's Labour government came to power in 1997 and allowed it to continue for a while and then Gordon Brown scrapped it and delivered the lowest ever fuel duty rise.
As for stealth = stealing taxes, we should complain to our MPs that VAT was only supposed to be on luxury items but they have increased the scope of VAT tremendously. Do I conclude that anything with VAT on it is not essential? Yet it is on many essential items for our civilized society such as toilet paper, toiletries, cleaning materials, all drinks including fruit juices and snacks such as chocolate, nuts and crisps. That is the worst regressive tax of all. It now looks like the poor that actually pay tax are better off under Mr Osborne with the increased personal allowances that Mr Brown failed to deliver while he had the chance. As usual there is nothing for those who are too poor to pay any income tax.
The next election ANY ( Promises ) must be set in stone, If they are not implemented within 2 years then a vote of no confidence MUST be passed , and the Party in first letter in alphabetic order automatically comes in, You got to admit, it makes no difference who is in POWER, they first juggle their expenses then start to look around for who they can get bungs off, I can bet we still have over 600 MPs to squander OUR TAX, and the past 15 years each government has virtually GIVEN away our assets, Rail Gas Elec” Water, Next it WILL be Roads, that will be road tax + toll + Profit for the foreign companies that own them, so far it`s 21 miles =£5.50 ,£0.25 P/p mile , midlands to London Stick another £50.00 on your petrol cost, return journey £160.00, probably cheaper to fly, via Singapore or Air France air lines of course,
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