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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.

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Direct debit payments for vehicle tax proposed

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The government is looking at introducing direct debit payments for vehicle tax to ease the financial burden on motorists.

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Are road tolls right or wrong?

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The government is considering introducing new road tolls. But don't motorists pay enough already?

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Petrol shortage could fuel new price increases

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Fuel prices are set to rise even higher after tanker drivers who deliever supplies to petrol stations vote to stage a UK-wide strike in April. Meanwhile, drivers are warned against panic-buying.

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