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  • Sunday, May 29, 2005

    £900 road tax for gas guzzling cars

    According to this report, from today's Independent, it looks as though people who drive the most environmentally unfriendly cars could face huge road tax increases:

    The Government's influential energy conservation agency, the Energy Saving Trust (EST), has told ministers the only way to force motorists to buy "green" cars is to introduce a new top rate of road tax as high as £900 a year. The new tax - more than five times the current rate of £165 a year for petrol engines - would have a major impact, by catching many popular larger family cars such as the Vauxhall Sharan or Ford Galaxy people carriers. But at the same time, the agency has said, ministers should also make the most energy-efficient cars tax free or even give motorists a £150 annual tax rebate as a reward for buying them.
    A good idea for once. Those responsible for pollution should have to pay for it. Now, we need huge taxes on those oil companies, and other polluters. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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