I really don't see what the problem is with road tax. It's still a fraction of the total cost of owning a car, compared to fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation, and so on.|
I do agree that increased tax on fuel is a perfectly valid alternative. I'm not sure that it would act as such a powerful incentive to alter buyer behaviour, though. I'm assuming that the government want to dissuade people from buying the most environmentally-unfriendly cars.
For most people, I think a £300 lump sum every year (i.e. road tax) is a greater disincentive than another 4p on the price of a litre of fuel. Which, after all, is going up for the foreseeable anyway.
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