New TPA Reseach: Motorists are being throttled by excessive taxes

January 20, 2011 8:32 AM



The rising cost of fuel is imposing a substantial burden on many families.  Today the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the extent of the punishing tax burden that motorists are facing.  New research finds that UK drivers are paying almost £18 billion a year in excessive motoring taxes.

Click here for the press release


Click here to read the full report


The TaxPayers' Alliance calculations show how motorists are singled out for additional taxation through Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty.

Cost of emissions: £3.2 bn
Cost of road building: £9.1 bn
Total spend: £12.3 bn


Fuel Duty: £24.6 bn
Vehicle Excise Duty: £5.6 bn
Total tax drivers pay: £30.2 bn


Difference (total excess tax motorists pay): £17.9 bn


Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:



“Motorists are being unduly punished.  Drivers already pay their fair share when they buy the vehicle and tax it and then every time they fill up.  It’s time the Government stopped squeezing ordinary families who have to use their cars and started giving them a better deal by cutting fuel duty.”


Click here for the press release


Click here to read the full report



The rising cost of fuel is imposing a substantial burden on many families.  Today the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the extent of the punishing tax burden that motorists are facing.  New research finds that UK drivers are paying almost £18 billion a year in excessive motoring taxes.

Click here for the press release


Click here to read the full report


The TaxPayers' Alliance calculations show how motorists are singled out for additional taxation through Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty.

Cost of emissions: £3.2 bn
Cost of road building: £9.1 bn
Total spend: £12.3 bn


Fuel Duty: £24.6 bn
Vehicle Excise Duty: £5.6 bn
Total tax drivers pay: £30.2 bn


Difference (total excess tax motorists pay): £17.9 bn


Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:



“Motorists are being unduly punished.  Drivers already pay their fair share when they buy the vehicle and tax it and then every time they fill up.  It’s time the Government stopped squeezing ordinary families who have to use their cars and started giving them a better deal by cutting fuel duty.”


Click here for the press release


Click here to read the full report

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