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Old 13 October 2006, 05:56   #1
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Taxation on marine fuels

The States of Guernsey in their great wisdom have decided that they want to take away motor tax and instead add the cost of it onto fuel so that each litre will go up by approx 50% - 21p. The annoying thing is that this money will go into the States bank with no benefit coming back to the mariners. They are taxing us for doing nothing.

Not only do they want to put this duty on road fuel but also on marine fuel. This will affect the visitors to, so therefore, I am asking all of those on here who disagree with this taxation to reply to this post.

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Old 13 October 2006, 06:27   #2
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They are taxing us for doing nothing.

WTF.

A resident of the Channel Islands comes onto a UK based forum moaning about tax rates.

That's made my day.

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Old 13 October 2006, 06:59   #3
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I am basically giving you guys the opportunity to speak up against it. I know a number of people on here visit the Islands and benefit from the low price on petrol, if it affects us it affects them too.

One of the nice things is being able to use the CIs as a stop over to France and benefit from not having to pay so much in fuel costs.
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WTF.

A resident of the Channel Islands comes onto a UK based forum moaning about tax rates.

That's made my day.

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I agree. LOL.
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Old 13 October 2006, 12:32   #5
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DepSol has every right to moan about the increase in fuel prices, they might be cheaper on the CI than here but to the people who live there it is still a 50% increase. An increase is an increase whichever way you look at it! There's plenty of people on this forum who moan about having to pay tax here there and everywhere - I'm sure there is room for one more !
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Thanks for that but despite the lack of support from some of the people on here, ones who obviously do not cross the channel and make full use of our 50p a litre prices, we have been told that they now arent going to add the duty.

So for all those who visit our prices should stay low, we hope.
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