|On the way.
Toll to enter cities
latest white paper is set to give the power to local Councils
for additional tax raising. This will be in the form of increased
parking charges for business and the ability to charge people
entering the City electronically. New roads such as the BNRR
will face tolls on opening and who knows what plans are in store
for our existing motorway network.
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You might want to point out that this
Government levies carbon taxes to the
tune of around £30,000,000,000 pa and have recently announced £100,000,000
for renewable energy power sources, around 0.1%, (that percentage is based
upon the assumption that no further investments will be announced until
next election is pending). Any justification for 400% tax on petrol
down on that statement. In fact, carbon taxes imposed on electricity
comes from renewable energy sources covers the announced investment.
that statement was correct. It is completely idiotic and
nonsensical, it is
also Government policy.
Lets do something about
it - Campaign Against Fuel Tax
May I firstly express my total support for your
campaign in making a stand against the unacceptable fuel taxes being
applied by this disillusioned and ill informed government.
I live in a rural area and depend totally on my
car which is the only way of traveling to my place of work, carry out
shopping and other necessary journeys. The local public transport is
diabolical, a bus once a day to the local town some four miles
away. Perhaps Mr. Prescott should take a couple of hours out of his
ivory tower and sample what a confounded mess he has under his
ministerial command (not that he would be interested, he's only
interested in advancing his political career just like the rest of them,
and well I have to say it, he's an arrogant, uneducated fat bloke with
two jags which guzzle fuel - and he's trying to get us all to reduce the
amount we use our own cars - so hypocritical it's untrue).
I run my own business which involves a lot of traveling
in the rural locality, I am putting it mildly, very annoyed with the
situation and it is going to get worse as we all know in the back of our
It must be stopped, and I have decided to do something
about it - my intention is to bring selected motorway networks to a
halt for several hours as a form of protest, this is the only way
the government will understand. I will require full press and television
coverage and other like minded people to assist me in this action. So I
appeal to any interested parties to get in touch by e mail and we can
start planning the way forward. The population will be behind the
action, they just need someone to start the ball rolling.
I have compiled a spread sheet showing fuel costs for
unleaded and diesel throughout most European Nations - guess what? the
UK is by far the dearest, anyone interested contact me and I'll send it
to you by e mail.
Thank you for taking your time in reading this
£1,000 to £3,000 per year.
The Government intends to steal the car
parking places I provide for my staff and charge
them anywhere between £1,000 to £3,000 per year.
This is yet another tax, we in business, have to collect for the
I intend to install parking meters and engage the services of wheel
clampers to ensure that the tax is collected. I cannot afford to pay in
the region of £30,000 per year for this theft of my property and intend
to make my staff fully aware of my plight so that they know who to blame
when the next election comes around.
All businesses should inform their staff NOW! Then perhaps
this craziness could be nipped in the bud and become yet another U turn.
G. Rodgers - A2Z - HULL 4/12/99
£1 a day Fee.
Councilors in the West Midlands will decide by the end of July 99
whether to charge workers the £1 per day parking fee to use staff
car parks. This would raise an extra £11 million if applied to the
main urban centres and a massive £115 million if the suburbs are
included. If agreed this should start to take effect from the
summer of the year 2000. 19/5/99
Leicester and other cities have
already piloted a scheme with the
view to charging drivers entering the city at a reported £6 daily
charge. That's £36 on a five day week.
Daventry after forcing workers in
the town to park well away from
the town and walk in have just come up with a super deal.
Basically business owners that want to secure their parking space
can now pay £200 to be able to park where they used to a couple of
weeks ago for free. 8/4/99
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