Fuel duty

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Fuel duty losses in green transition may mean new taxes, Treasury warns
Department says falling income from levies that brought in £37bn last year could cause ‘significant and permanent fiscal pressure’

Phillip Inman and Graeme Wearden

19, Oct, 2021 @6:23 PM

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UK public warms to road pricing as fuel duty replacement considered
Almost four in 10 back road pricing to replace fuel duty and other taxes as people switch to electric cars

Gwyn Topham

15, Oct, 2021 @12:28 PM

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The lesson of the fuel crisis? Hell hath no fury like a lorry driver scorned | Zoe Williams
Whether you consider the petrol blockades of 2000 or this year’s anger over shortages, it’s clear that farmers and hauliers are genius protesters, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

04, Oct, 2021 @2:12 PM

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E10 fuel: Check before you fill up – it can damage older cars
The petrol being rolled out across UK forecourts to help cut carbon emissions is not for everyone

Miles Brignall

07, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Leading the charge! Can I make it from Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car?
New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2030, and sales of electric vehicles are rising fast. But with drivers reliant on charging points how practical is the greener option? One writer finds out

Sam Wollaston

28, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak freezes fuel duty over reliance on cars in pandemic
Treasury sources say chancellor aware that people are using their own vehicles as safety measure

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

24, Feb, 2021 @1:07 PM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's Cop26: ask if GDP growth is sustainable | Editorial
Editorial: The government needs an environmental sense of purpose that specifies the appropriate ends for economic activity


11, Oct, 2020 @5:25 PM

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The Treasury has wanted to raise fuel duty for years. Will it finally happen? | Jack Kessler
For years, chancellors have suggested the freeze will end, only to backtrack at the last minute, says former Treasury official Jack Kessler

Jack Kessler

04, Sep, 2020 @8:47 AM

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Road to hell: budget tarmacs over climate ambition
Rishi Sunak fails to even mention energy efficiency, the no-brainer climate policy

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Mar, 2020 @5:10 PM

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A budget for drivers, drinkers and builders, overshadowed by coronavirus
With income tax, national insurance and VAT, there was almost nothing new

Patrick Collinson

11, Mar, 2020 @4:26 PM

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Don't raise coronavirus cash from business, chancellor warned
Lobbies tell Rishi Sunak not to hike fuel or wine duty or end entrepreneur tax break to fund fight against outbreak

Phillip Inman

08, Mar, 2020 @6:15 PM

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From mansions to pensions: how will the budget affect taxes?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are planning a budget that could put the wind up some Tories

Phillip Inman

20, Feb, 2020 @4:52 PM

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