Fuel Duty Black Hole

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By Stuart Payne

Fuel, and Vehicle Excise duty raises around £38 billion per annum for the exchequer.  By 2029/30, according to the OBR (Office for Budget Responsibility), revenues from these taxes will be some 0.9% (of national income) lower than today.  This would equate to a £13 billion shortfall, which would represent a 3½p increase to the basic […]

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CO2 Self-Governance?

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By Stuart Payne

The Department for Transport (DFT) last week reaffirmed the government approach to reducing carbon footprint in road haulage; self-governance.  The rationale in a concise report (by DFT standards at least) is essentially that the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) illustrates effective self-governance in the absence of any real evidence of lack of […]

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FUEL MATTERS

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By Stuart Payne

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) published an update on their fuel duty question and answer session on the 4th January.  It contains a good table, highlighting fuel duty levels in the UK against other EU member states.  The gap has shortened in the past few years but the knock on of the comparative duty levels […]

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Improving your fleet’s efficiency

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By Stuart Payne

This is a guest post written by Chris McCllelan, co-founder of RAM tracking who is an expert in vehicle tracking and GPS. As businesses fight to recover from the wrath of the recession, it is in the interest of all businesses with a mobile workforce to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of their fleet. Fleets […]

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Fuelling Suspicions

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By Stuart Payne

Given that this is a logistics blog and fuel is fairly crucial, it is probably time, almost apologetically, to comment on the subject again.  Fair Fuel UK, fresh from their triumph in influencing the government’s decision not to impose the planned fuel duty rise in August, are now campaigning for it not to go ahead […]

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Fair fuel?

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By Stuart Payne

If anyone had missed the relentless climb in the price of fuel, the noisy campaign Fair Fuel UK launched around March’s budget sharpened their focus. Duty now accounts for approximately 64% of purchase price, and given the upward pressure on oil prices and planned tax increases, vehicle running costs are only going to increase in […]

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