Thursday, May 22, 2008

Please Sign E-Petition! Downing St Fuel Duty

Downing St E-Petition

We the undersigned petition the government to lower the current levels of taxation on fuels within all UK territories. Petrol, Diesel, Heating Oil and Gas by at least 30% The current cost is unsustainable to the average family. I myself drive 60 miles per day to work and home again and can not maintain this level of spending (even in our current diesel car) The fuel prices in the UK are simply ridiculous the fault in this case does not lay with the fuel companies it is completely the governments over taxing the hard working people in the United Kingdom.

Posted by hardeep @ 12:42 PM (1796 views)
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23 thoughts on “Please Sign E-Petition! Downing St Fuel Duty

  • The petrol tax should be increased. To stop waste. People should use public transport and petition for its improvement.

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  • someone make this petition public knowledge fast!!!!
    everyone would sign it if they knew about it.
    and then would the hauliers please see sense and copy the french, block all ferry and airports, train stations and major city centres especially london for as long as it takes (a week a month who cares).
    go slows on rural dual carriageways are so lame! sort it out.

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  • Hang on, hang on. I work from home. If you cut tax on petrol it will have to come from somewhere else. That means my tax will go up. I’m all supportive of the fuel duty escalator and the need to encourage alternative energy. No, no, no, no, no. We don’t want fuel duty to come down.

    🙂

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  • why doesn’t someone put up the IMF warnings to Brown petition on the blog too?

    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/IMF-warnings/

    In light of the PM’s statement of April 2008 that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) needed complete re-structuring so it could act as an “early warning system” for the international economy, we should like the PM to explain what action was taken by himself and HMG upon receiving previous warnings from the IMF.

    For example..

    Dec 2003 IMF gives Brown borrowing warning

    Sep 2005 IMF report Warning over £1 trillion mountain of debt

    Dec 2005 IMF report IMF fires new warning over Britain’s finances

    Sep 2006 IMF report IMF warns over UK property crash

    April 2007 IMF report Private equity collapse on cards, says IMF

    October 2007 IMF report UK house market is ‘heading for crash’

    April 2008 IMF report IMF: UK vulnerable to US-style housing slump

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  • need-a-crash says:

    Being a Londoner I have to commute to work by train (usually packed) about time the rest of the country who drive to work felt some pain.

    However I agree generally speaking we are over-taxed.

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  • i hope everybody signs up

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  • If memory serves me correctly, petrol in Iran is no more than 10 pence a litre.
    In the US its only 52p a litre.

    How much do we pay…..this govenment does nothing but tax tax tax tax tax.

    Its now cheaper for a single person to get the train. There is no point in owning a car anymore when you take into acount insurance, MOT, Road Tax and Servicing…… and thats before you have put any petrol in !

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  • Chris Said,

    You’re right. Only 24000 people had signed this when I checked at 3pm. I don’t believe for a second that Gorden even looks at this sort of thing but to be in with a slim chance of it making a difference it would have to be signed by millions and crash the server. That might just make the headlines and that’s the only way to get it noticed.

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  • uncle chris says:

    I’m another one that is happy absorb the pain of extra fuel costs (we have oil heating too!) if it means people become more efficient over their travel habits. Sorry, Chris – not everyone agrees with you. It’s about time we moved towards a non-carbon/consumption-led lifestyle.

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  • Waiting To Buy says:

    Move closer to your place of work!!

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  • Bring it on! It accelerates the HPC.

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  • crash n burn says:

    All well and good if you live in a city to agree with high petrol prices, what about those living in rural areas who do not have an alternative? I’ve been saying for years that there should be a multitude of bands – and you pay according to the band allocated to you by your local government. Some sort of chip and pin card could probably work (except against extreme fraudsters) – and if you loose your card, you pay highest rate until you get another one. Easy – job done!

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  • you should post this link on more websites like yahoo etc

    24500 people have signed it so far….

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  • this non carbon low carbon is the biggest scam ever………

    I friend of mine who works in a chemical company points out the amount of fuel that comes from oil is very small yet we pay the largest amount of tax on it….

    there is loads of oil in the shale in canada etc…

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  • if we have to pay tax on fiel why should we pay extra tax based on CO2, many small cars have fallen foul of the increases and will pay £400 per year….

    Tax should only be in the fuel this is fairer….

    Why should tax on fuel be taxed again by VAT???

    Would you be happy paying bank charges on bank charges??? I doubt it……….

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  • Orcusmaximus says:

    The muppet who drives 60 miles to work every day should move jobs or move house and stop wasting irreplaceable fossil resources, as well as a good chunk of his life commuting. Of course stamp duty at todays prices makes moving house prohibitively expensive. I wonder if a petition to reduce stamp duty on house moves to get you closer to work would get a response? Probably not. Every petition I’ve signed up to has just been answered with a load of waffle telling us to get stuffed.

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  • the haunted says:

    You hippies stick to paying higher costs :op Me, I just want to be able to afford to get to work and heat my house when its cold. Current fuel prices are a joke but so is the general cost of living, so I would rather see a bigger wage increase (oh oh, sounds like inflation is coming!).

    I’d be happy to see gas, water and electric nationalised again and run as profit making organistaions that fed back into the governments coffers, provided they kept their prices within acceptable limits. Privitisation has just provided a way for many companies to almost collaberate on bumping up prices.

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  • the haunted says:

    Orcusmaximus said… “The muppet who drives 60 miles to work every day should move jobs or move house and stop wasting irreplaceable fossil resources”

    That’s a bit harsh. Maybe you would be happier if he stopped going to work all together and just sponged of the state like so many others? Give the fella a break, do you think he wants to drive 60 miles a day? We all have to make sacrifices and maybe this is one of his.

    Perhaps if there was a decent public transport network in place with reasonable prices then less people would need to drive. I just went on a 500 mile round trip and the train ticket cost me £140. I suspect I will drive next time as the fuel is likely to cost about 50% of that and it will be a lot more convenient.

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  • hold up uncle chris
    no amount of tax is going to make a difference to our carbon footprint, global warming is a scam and I could write 50,000 words to explain my case.

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  • george monsoon says:

    Signed.

    scrap fuel duty and to compensate, stop spending on public service drivel like social workers and other unnesescary jobs.
    Tax second homes to the hilt, Tax anyone with a BMW, Jag, 4×4 or other sporty vehicle off the road!!!

    round up anyone over 50 who owns their home outright and take 50% of the equity and pass it on to their children because the parents are just greedy and will probably spend their childrens inheritance before they die anyway..

    Strip anyone who works in a city banking organisation of their rank and force them to work in a call centre.

    Common sense really.

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  • Fuel duty is reasonably OK. The problem isn’t currently increases in fuel duty. The price of crude has rocketed in the last few years, far faster than fuel duty. The government needs to intervene in the oil futures market to damp down speculation.

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  • Sharpe – you’re a dinwit. Public transport is in fact in private hands and is to a large extent frigging awful. This is just another tax that will be wasted on the benefits bill that this government can’t bring itself to deal with. Such a shame that Brown has wasted the legacy left and will let the Tories waltz back in to power 🙁

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  • Melody Platts says:

    how can the government say get back to work to unemployed people when they cant afford to put petrol in to get there. if the prices keep going up people wont be able to afford to work.

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