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Alan D
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« on: November 28, 2020, 09:55:17 PM »

Car tax changes: New pay per mile updates could see drivers pay over 5,000 per year


https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1365873/car-tax-changes-pay-per-mile-costs-fuel-duty-check


Got to be cheaper to buy a Horse Maybeeeeee
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 11:15:40 PM »

Where on earth did they get the 75 pence per mile figure from?

The HMRC Reimbursement rate is 14 pence per mile for petrol company cars between 1400cc and 2000cc. It represents the marginal cost of driving Ie fuel only.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 07:40:28 AM »

Idiots.  Possibly a factor of ten error?  Of that government 14p/mile less half is excise duty (they then put VAT on top of the initial tax, of course!)

Plain lunatics to state in one sentence it will be comparable and in the next claim a 400 mile round trip will be over 500 quid.  Plain lunatics to state in one sentence that charges for poorer users will force them off the road - if the charges are about the same.

Not even a third rate report, or claim, by someone out there!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 07:56:39 AM »

Idiots.  Possibly a factor of ten error?  Of that government 14p/mile less half is excise duty (they then put VAT on top of the initial tax, of course!)

Plain lunatics to state in one sentence it will be comparable and in the next claim a 400 mile round trip will be over 500 quid.  Plain lunatics to state in one sentence that charges for poorer users will force them off the road - if the charges are about the same.

Not even a third rate report, or claim, by someone out there!

Just my silly ramblings, but thought I'd post as when I grabbed for my calculator I got exactly 1/10th as you suggested. I've gone for 5 a gallon, and a reasonable petrol car averaging 40 miles, and assumed 60% of the petrol price is tax in one way or another, so the calc was 5 x 60% = 3 revenue for 40 miles = 7.5p mile.

Of course the leccy will also provide income via VAT to the Gov, and cleaner cars should bring cost savings to the NHS, whilst helping the Gov achieve lower CO2 figures for 'free', as I assume the plug in grant will reduce to zero over time as BEV's get cheaper.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 08:09:41 AM »


"Got to be cheaper to buy a Horse Maybeeeeee"   ---or an old car without GPS tracker ?  Or just switch the tracker/GPS off?
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 09:13:07 AM »

"Got to be cheaper to buy a Horse Maybeeeeee"   ---or an old car without GPS tracker ?  Or just switch the tracker/GPS off?
Or just don't read made-up scare stories in the Express?
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 09:20:29 AM »

Or just don't read made-up scare stories in the Express?

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2020, 09:23:58 AM »

Spring loaded Ski Sticks,
     Surely they could not tax us for using Ski sticks???  snow freeze winter
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2020, 10:22:27 AM »

Not many years ago you couldn't give a horse away, recently they have sky rocketed in price!
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2020, 10:41:33 AM »

"Got to be cheaper to buy a Horse Maybeeeeee"   ---or an old car without GPS tracker ?  Or just switch the tracker/GPS off?
Or just don't read made-up scare stories in the Express?

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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2020, 11:52:03 AM »

Not many years ago you couldn't give a horse away, recently they have sky rocketed in price!

Burgers faint

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