LET’S MAKE IT OBVIOUS AS TO WHO IS TAKING WHAT WHEN WE FILL UP?
Robert Halfon, our most supportive MP in Parliament, has introduced a Private Members Bill calling for all forecourt receipts to clearly show how much Fuel Duty is charged on every purchase of petrol and diesel. FairFuelUK supports this move. We believe that it will highlight the ‘eye watering’ amount of tax we are currently paying. At the moment, only the VAT is shown separately.
As a Private Members Bill, this idea has only a small chance of making it into law. We need to persuade the Government to give Robert’s bill ‘official’ support. That’s why we have asked supporters to mention this in the most recent email to MPs. If enough MPs apply pressure to the Government the Bill may get official support. Once that happens, there is a very real chance that this will become law.
Filling up the family car or the works van is a major expense. With pump prices near record levels many families and businesses are really feeling the squeeze. Many families are having to budget to every last penny. But when we fill up, who is actually getting what? Your receipt will tell you how many litres you bought and the price per litre. It will tell you the total amount for the fuel and then add on the 20% VAT.
Fine – but it doesn’t really tell the whole story.
For example, if you buy 61 litres at £1.399 per litre you’ll see a bill for £85.34.
The VAT part will be
The Fuel Duty will be a MASSIVE
So the total tax you pay to the Government in Fuel Duty and VAT is
FairFuelUK believes there are still motorists and businesses who be staggered that of a typical fill up of say £85.34 (61 litres of petrol at £1.399/litre), a staggering £49.57 is the combined tax – VAT and Fuel Duty. Thats over 58% in Tax!
The planned January rise in Fuel Duty will mean that out of a fill up costing £87.17 (incl. 3p Fuel Duty rise) a staggering £51.71 is tax.
Which means the tax take will increase in total to 59.32%.
We think it’s only fair that consumers should have the right to see this breakdown on their receipts. Let’s get the amount of tax on our petrol & diesel out in the open.
Robert Halfon MP, a great supporter of FairFuelUK in Parliament, is trying to change the law to make this happen. On the 16th of October, he introduced a bill into Parliament with your backing. This will get a further debate later in November. We at FairFuelUK want to support him.
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