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Old 30 April 2008, 17:23   #11
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It's not the point. The government are hiding taxes!
Quite right, familiarity breeds contempt they've been in too long
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Old 30 April 2008, 17:44   #12
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Well its getting serious now.. running a heavy goods is costing a lot of money in fuel. Back in 2000 they reduced the tax on HGV's hugely, due to the fuel protests then, when fuel was a huge amount less than it is now.

Now in VED terms I can run a 30 tonner for not much more than my X5 !! I dont know whether to be happy or sad ... but because of the fuel price.. I think sad wins the day still
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I know several people who are living on the poverty line - they simply can't afford to buy a diesel car - petrol ones are so much cheaperto buy. Many older cars struggle to get 28mpg - it doesn't mean the poeple can also afford another £200 tax!!!

As to cooking oil you would be suprised - around here it's very common. At one time ASDA in Llanelli was selling more cooking oil than any other store!!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/oc...rtinwainwright

Don't you remember the Frying Squad - police cracking down on people using cooking oil whislt it was still illegal.

Look at the prices in the article - cooking oil at 32p and diesel at 72p - now it's 97p and £1.20!!!
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Well its getting serious now.. running a heavy goods is costing a lot of money in fuel. Back in 2000 they reduced the tax on HGV's hugely, due to the fuel protests then, when fuel was a huge amount less than it is now.

Now in VED terms I can run a 30 tonner for not much more than my X5 !! I dont know whether to be happy or sad ... but because of the fuel price.. I think sad wins the day still
Maybe it's the next status symbol do you think the gov. would get the hint if we all started driving tractor units?
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i guess we are lucky all of our cars are old bangers! and this tax doesn't seem to apply!

unless i have missed something here
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i guess we are lucky all of our cars are old bangers! and this tax doesn't seem to apply!

unless i have missed something here
You are right - Glass's guide reckon 3yr old cars are now worth £600 less than similar cars last year. I reckon cars built just before 2001 will command a premium soon!!!
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Looks like all that tax we are paying is working.... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7376301.stm

I shall forward this to Gordon and his tax monky see if they will lay off for a wee while.... what you think ?

Oh my car is 3 monts too old to be counted result.
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Not only that - just another £200 is quite a lot for some people - especially if they bought a large engined older car cheap. You have a CHOICE with new cars - you don't HAVE to buy it. You are a bit buggered if you already have one in that bracket!!!
Well, today lots of folk will have the opportunity to tell the government exactly how well they are doing running the country. Yes it's only local elections but it is still an opportunity to explain the facts of life to them. So use your vote carefully.

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I shall forward this to Gordon and his tax monky see if they will lay off for a wee while.... what you think ?
Go ahead. I'll wait for my rebate with bated breath. Not.
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i guess we are lucky all of our cars are old bangers! and this tax doesn't seem to apply!
Yup that includes me and JWs Discos too

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