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Are petrol prices really fair?

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Fuel prices in the UK are "fair", according to the Office of Fair Trading. Chris Torney, personal finance editor at the Daily Express, asks: Is this really true?

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Has tipping become a tax for customers?

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Tipping is a strange and bewildering custom. Knowing when to hand over extra money – and how much to give – can be extremely embarrassing. We explore tipping etiquette.

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Deadline looms for self-assessment tax return

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If you're a self-assessment taxpayer, you need to act fast to meet the end of January deadline and avoid facing hefty penalties for a late-filed return.

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Osborne scraps New Year fuel tax increase

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Hard-pressed motorists finally have reason to cheer in 2012 as Chancellor George Osborne announces he is scrapping January's planned 3p fuel duty increase.

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Is George Osborne about to raise motoring taxes?

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Drivers are being warned they could face new or higher taxes because the government is failing to raise enough money from levies on vehicle carbon emissions.

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Public reject government road tolls plan

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The government faces a huge backlash if it pushes ahead with plans to increase the number of UK roads which charge tolls, new research indicates.  Read More…

Think-tank calls for vehicle tax axe

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The government should scrap annual vehicle tax payments in favour of a single up-front charge, campaigners say.

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The case for privatising Britain’s roads

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Privatising roads in Britain might not be such a bad idea after all, writes motoring journalist Lois Avery, who has seen the benefits of better infrastructure since moving to Singapore.  Read More…

3p fuel duty increase scrapped

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Chancellor George Osborne has postponed August's planned 3p rise in fuel duty and frozen the tax increase until January 2013.

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Falling revenues prompt vehicle tax reform

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Opting for greener cars has meant cheaper vehicle tax for motorists, but this has left a gap in the government coffers. Now, an overhaul of the tax system is on the cards.  Read More…