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So from 2020 to 2030 we will increase market share of new cars being electric from 1% to 30%. In the UK that would mean 2.86 million electric cars on the road by 2030. This equates to a loss of revenue of £4.8bn pounds to the treasury or £1543 pounds per electric vehicle as they don't pay fuel duty or road tax. Who will cover the difference? It can be recovered by raising the price of petrol/diesel by 9p/l for cars......
Posted on 05/10/10 09:39.
As with a many things in the green economy the solution creates its own paradox, witness the issues around the production of bio-fuels.

The current zero road tax has to be seen as an incentive to encourage the use of low emission vehicles and which will be phased out over time as a break point occurs with the loss of revenue from the current road tax. To make up the shortfall from Petrol duty, expect increases in VAT on electric charging for vehicles or a bundle of measures taxing the use of vehicles. The days of cheap motoring are probably behind us.

Tax hikes on fuel whilst the majority of vehicle movements are dependant on fossil fuels are possible but remember 2000 and the public's reaction to the increase in duty. Politically and economically very difficult to pull off.
Posted on 18/10/10 10:23 in reply to Colin Matthews.
I would like to draw your attention to my blog regarding the need to enforce the 1992 Health and Welfare at Work Act,which would enable people in the construction and other industrys who have to work in dirty and wet conditions to travel to and from work clean knowing the items they are obliged to ware or carry on site will be safe dry and ready for immeadiate use at the start of the next day or shift because thats what this Act requires.
The perpouse of this legislation is not just to enable us to travel to and from work in clean clothes but to take a huge load off the shoulders of the Health and Social Services when we have to leave the industry or styop work all together because this Act is ignored.
If the the firms who provide the socalled drying rooms they provide on site would modify them in the way I'm advocating they would meet all these demands and it wouldn't cost the country or the tax payer a penny but they won't do it till they have to, they just need to be told this law must be obeyed
Posted on 28/11/10 11:49 in reply to Colin Matthews.

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