Hike in diesel taxation is imminent

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  1. buttons

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    Inevitable I think.

    Diesel owners will need to pay for another Government cock up.

    I will probably get a petrol car next time.
     
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    Pay what they ask........... or stay at home... :nod: :giggler:
     
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    In the 1970's I did some work at MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association). They knew then about the pollutants in diesel and successive governments have ignored the problem.
     
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    You are right, they have your testacals firmly grasped. Pay up......:)
     
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    The sky is where we should start .. ! tax flying.. each passenger should pay the equivalent tax per mile flown, as paid by a car driver..

    polluted by fuel guzzling jet planes..A fully laden A380, according to its’ engine maker Rolls Royce, uses as much energy as 3,500 family cars, equivalent to six cars for each passenger.

    airlines dump massive amounts of dangerous pollutants over our homes and into our atmosphere every day. This great but largely invisible harm will continue to grow at an accelerating rate in the years to come.

    Despite their shiny chrome exterior, an airplane, just like a power plant or an oil refinery, is dirty. Worse still, it is an industry on the move, growing in size and pollution in leaps and bounds. The governments of the world have the opportunity to dramatically cut airplane pollution, and help the climate.


    Read More http://www.flyingclean.com/impacts_airplane_pollution_climate_change_and_health
     
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    Are you saying that you wont be paying any extra tax on diesel then Jim;):)
     
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    Just bought a new Lexus NX, when I asked about the engine options, especially which diesels they did, his reply 'Lexus don't do diesel engines any more, they think they have taken them as far as they can go, they are focusing on petrol now'

    The previous car, a Merc, I enquired about engines and they said a petrol E class would be a special order
     
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    happy to pay my way.. :)

    it's cheap flights that need taxing .. glad I don't live near an airport .. it must be horrible all that toxic waste falling on people every day

    more people are killed by polution from planes than by air crashes.. by a long way .. think about it the next time you jet off to the US ;)
     
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    the Japs are always ahead of the game.. where they go others follow..
     
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    I am toying with the idea of just getting a little cheapish car with a small petrol engine.

    I must be getting old:D
     
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    The next car I buy will be petrol. When you add in the almost inevitable cost of replacing the diesel particulate filter then the petrol option will probably be cheaper. There is also increasing pressure on the government to increase fuel duty on diesel as the UK is not meeting the EU regulations on emissions.
     
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    Not sure about your quoted figures Jim.
    140715_JUI_AirplanePollutionChart.png.CROP.original-original.png
     
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    If it happens, it happens.

    We will all have to pay in one form or another.

    Whilst it is possible for motorists to use petrol,electric or hybrid cars there is no real alternative to diesel power for HGV's which will result in extra costs for hauliers which will ultimately be passed on to the consumer.

    Even if some cargo is transferred to rail HGV's are still needed at either end of the rail journey.

    Unless of course we go back to the original horsepower and canals...........but no more next day deliveries, more like next month!
     
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    I think I'll go back to a hoop & stick
     
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    Nah jim aircraft pollution goes the same way as gasses from a power station chimney. It goes up then falls as rain into the oceans. It is ground level pollution trapped at low level that is going to be taxed.
     
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    ah , well that's ok then.. phewwww what a relief.. this site is such a good education.. :)

    I'll go back to eating my porridge .. :sleep:
     
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    Fact - the human race in the developed world wants to travel easily.
    Fact - all fossil fuel engines pollute.
    Fact - the human race puts convenience before everything else so will whinge about price increases but still pay them to buy convenience.
     
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    Cold be a good time to stock up on porridge before the increased hauliers costs are added to it.
    Transported and polluted all the way from Scotland to Suffolk just for breakfast jim......blimey. :)
     
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