posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Well, sorry but IMO the haulage companies have EVERY right to protest in ANY way they can about the ridiculous cost of fuel in this country.
Unfortunatly this can and will be spun anyway the reader leans to:
eg: Virtually all trade in one form or another relies on haulage, from one destination to another, the rising cost of fuel if the haulage company are
lucky, Is then recouped by passing this on, in their costs.
Who then pass this on to the next in line, eventually the end result is the price is passed to the consumer, so who suffers?...WE DO!!
Some haulage companies dont make it to that stage..they cannot afford the cost, they cannot recoup the extra (because of contractual tie-ins) or they
simply go bust.
Whilst companies are still in business they will pay tax in to the Governments coffers, put them out of business and the government dont get a penny,
evenutally its all of us that lose out!
Fuel is taxed twice – firstly by fuel duty and then by VAT. Fuel duty is a fixed amount (47.1p per litre for unleaded and diesel) and VAT is a
The money that is raised by fuel taxation goes into the Chancellors pot and taxpayers money is spent on health, education, social services and so on.
In the 2004–05 fiscal year, fuel duty alone generated approximately £23.5 billion and this does not include the VAT raised on the fuel sold. In the
2005-06 fiscal year only £21 billion will be spent by government on transport as a whole. So, fuel taxation not only pays for the upkeep of our roads
but it also helps to pay for the other things that government spends our money on.
Does petrol cost too much?...YES
Is it fair for government to make money this way?...YES, After all the Gordon Brown regime is supposed to be for the people. HAHAHAH
I guess he just dose not like motorists.!!!!
Once again we (the UK) are the laughing stock of europe!
[edit on 28-5-2008 by spymaster]