Tuesday, Jul 18, 2006

No rise in fuel duty

BBC News: UK fuel duty rise delayed again

An increase in fuel duty planned for the start of September has been ruled out by the government. Junior Treasury Minister John Healey said duty would be frozen as the risk of oil price volatility remains high.

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1. inbreda said...

Missing out on a chance to increase taxes???

This is a government that is plainly terrified that its citizens are on a knife edge.

Best get to be PM soon Gordo or you'll miss the boat.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:26PM Report Comment

2. Time To Raise Petrol Prices said...

I reckon Tony will have the last laugh in the end. He'll stay on until the end of the term, no matter how unpopular he becomes, or how unelectable he makes the party. Its a pretty sure thing that Labour will lose the next general election, so Brown will be left fuming as leader of the opposition, and the public will asssociate Blair's mess with Brown's party, even though Blair himself will be long gone, enjoying lucrative business positions and lecturing contracts.

We'll go back to having back to back Tory governments again, as we have done for the better part of this country's history, and Brown will never be PM.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 08:22AM Report Comment

3. sebastian said...

God, I hope Labour don't win again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:24AM Report Comment

4. John Lynch said...

An increase in petrol price does of course increase the VAT element of each litre, so to say no tax rise is a bit misleading. I still find it curious though when some years ago HMG proposed a 5p per litre 'carbon tax' "everyone" was up in arms saying how damaging it would be etc etc. But now the price is heading for 30-40p per litre more, a large proportion going to regimes who would happily wipe us off the face of the earth, but no-one has made any real effort to cut back on consumption and we all live with the price quite happily.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:55AM Report Comment

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