How long before it's £2.0 ltr.

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  1. PhilandMena

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    Yesterday I passed 2 petrol stations where the price of diesel had gone above £1.50 Ltr. I wonder how long it will be before we are paying £2.00 ltr. ?
     
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    I'll NEVER pay £2 a litre, will go to a horse and cart long before that. The price of fuel is a joke, whilst the general cost of living in this country is lower than most the cost and excessive taxation on fuel is a disgrace, the whole country depends on fuel. Time to go back to horsepower, local produce and use the by products to produce more home grown vegetables and the methane to cook them with.
     
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    While more and more vehicles are made which fall into the zero road tax or £30 bracket, the tax on fuel will increase. Where would the government raise the tax from otherwise that they no longer raise from the vehicle road fund license. Perhaps it's time to stop the low tax rate on these 'green' vehicles. Afterall they still wear out the roads as all vehicles do (and I know only a small part of the road tax revenue is actually spent on roads, before anyone points this out ).
     
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    I do not think the public would accept it

    I do not think the general public would accept it for start off as that sort of leap will hit the delivery of everything... there are such things as a bridge to far.. like Roger I would seriously consider the options. While a horse and cart for me are a no go, I used to have a horse many years back .. but they are not cheap if you have to stable them.. go for Rodger and his small holding.

    But I think in the near future it would be the light to the tinder box.

    Bob
     
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    I am not that old but remember similar things being said when £1 a gallon was floated :BigGrin: then £2 :Smile: let alone ltrs
    terry
     
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    At about 8:30 am on Tuesday.........:cry:

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    As soon as a govt of whatever colour thing they can get away with that level of taxation.
    The great British public will moan, the roll over and pay up as usual, rather than giving politicians generally awake up call by kicking the offending govt out.
     
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    The same sort of thing could be said of house prices,who would have thought 15 years ago what a house would cost today in relation to average income?
     
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    M5 services today diesel £154.9:Sad: thats almost 7:censored:2:censored:2£ a gallon
     
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    Exactly, Terry. I remember a conversation with school friends about 50 years ago. We shared an ambition to (eventually) secure a job with a final salary level of £1,000 pa.
    Reverting to prices of days gone by would require reverting to pay levels of days gone by.

    Overall prices and incomes have always (in general) risen or fallen together and there is no reason why that will not continue. Individuals will consider options but society in general will live with it just as we have in past decades.
     
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    I remember some real posh houses being built years ago and they were 100 000£ I remember saying who has that sort of money they will never sell them.A few years ago they had 4 houses near me in a gated area starting at 1.5 million:Doh:
     
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    Hearsay I know, but somebody was telling me last week that they saw an item on TV which reported that this was under serious consideration and likely to happen sooner rather than later.
     
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    Crikey, that's bad! But services usually are a lot dearer, we paid £1.52 a litre in our local "rip-off merchant's" the other day:cry:

    But living in a very rural area we've no option sadly:Angry:
     
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    As always us Brit just moan and pay up, But not me, they can stick there fuel, i will be runni g WVO and save a hundreds a year atleast, it can be got for around 36p per litre unfiltered, or filtered 75pl in bulk at min 1000l, thing is, its only for diesel engines and not all diesel engine scan run on it, morso the newer HDI engines etc. I can run 2500l a year without paying any tax on it, thats the best bit because this country gets enough dam tax, yes it mite get close to £1 per liter of fuel on tax bit what about the reat of the things we buy and do, another 20% tax.

    Just think how much of our wages are is taken in tax, scary to think of isnt it.

    I have worked and payed tax all my 20 years of working life, yes not long to some but as of recent i have needed help, not a load but i was on sick for a few months and in the end i needed help with a few things.......like i can rely on this country to help me out after i have helped it out, not a dam penny was offered.

    So i have decided to do my own thing and give the least i can to the tax man and other scroungers but still live like i did, if not better:Wink::Wink:

    Stress over with its to late, and i dont normaly do stress:RollEyes:

    Come on guys who can use WVO ( waiste veggie oil) do so and svae a fortune, i need to do an engine swap as my diesel pump ( lucas ) wont take it but other engine will and i am prepared to swap my engine to use veggi oil:BigGrin:

    Oh and road tax, christ why so much on some vehicles, tax bands are stupid also, my mate pays the £30 per year and does 10K a year, i will be paying over £220 road tax and doing no mre than 4K miles a year, somebody please expalin, and i dont believe its all about emmisions when the road tax is or should be for road repairs etc etc.


    Wayne over and out:RollEyes:
     
  15. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Makro (and not the cheapest as they rip you off given half a chance) cooking oil £18-99 for 20 litre drum = 95p a litre

    Peter
     
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    Will / would it - they would not dare - all comments that have been said - It will - reflect on these facts - in 1963 when I had my first car I was paying 2 shillings and 9 pence per Gallon - now for those that dont know what those measurements and values mean that means that 49 years ago petrol was just 3.09 pence per litre so if we accept that prices are now an average of £1.45p per litre then they have risen in that time by roughly 4692.55 % - IF you then work out what price you will pay in 49 years time assuming the same % applies it will be £68.04 per LITRE that means that the average 'fill' price of £100 will become £3206.08 :Eeek: If you look at house prices in the last 44 years they have gone up by - wait for it 11,111% :Eeek::Eeek:


    The sad thing is that successive goverments have championed house building without thinking of the jobs that people need - publice transport is desperately expensive so the need for people to travel to work every day is a fact of life - it is nothing for people to think of driving 30 40 or even 50 miles each way to work every day - so the dependance on the car it means a guaranteed income for the treasury from many back door taxes

    Right thats me off me soap box
     
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    What was the average wage/salary in 1963? £500 pa? Not sure as I was still at school :BigGrin:

    Now it's around £25,000 pa, about 50 times as much. 50 x 3p per litre - £1.50 per litre. It's all relative :BigGrin:
     
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    Maybe but paying One pound nine shillings (£1-45p) for a loaf of bread hurts us old uns. For you wet behind the ears youngsters there was 20 shillings to the £

    It used to be about a shilling 5p !!

    Peter
     
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    How many litres does the boat hold Peter
     
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    You must go to a heck of a dear bread shop, Peter :BigGrin: Same principle applies though with pay to price ratios.
     
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