Thursday, May 29, 2014

27th May 2014

Correspondence and Enquiry Unit 2/W1
Freedom of Information Section
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

 

Dear Officers of the Treasury

 

Please could you supply the following information as a matter of expediency and urgency to the FairFuelUK Campaign which is supported by the Road Haulage Association, Freight Transport Association, The Association of Pallet Networks, the UKLPG and the RAC? The FairFuelUK Campaign is also supported by 561,000 of the UK’s public and is managed by Howard Cox and Quentin Willson.


Freedom of Information Request Questions are as follows:


1. What is the consumption in litres in each of the years to date from 2000 to 2014 for these vehicle fuels

a. Petrol purchases by all UK road users

b. Diesel purchases by all UK road users

c. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) purchases by all UK road users

d. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) purchases by all UK road users

e. Bio-diesel purchases by all UK road users

f. Bio-ethanol purchases by all UK road users

 

2. What has been HM Treasury’s fuel duty tax take in each of the years to date from 2000 to 2014 for these vehicle fuels

a. Petrol purchases by all UK road users

b. Diesel purchases by all UK road users

c. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) purchases by all UK road users

d. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) purchases by all UK road users

e. Bio-diesel purchases by all UK road users

f. Bio-ethanol purchases by all UK road users

 

3. What has been HM Treasury’s VAT tax take in each of the years to date from 2000 to 2014 for these vehicle fuels

a. Petrol purchases by all UK road users

b. Diesel purchases by all UK road users

c. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) purchases by all UK road users

d. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) purchases by all UK road users

e. Bio-diesel purchases by all UK road users

f. Bio-ethanol purchases by all UK road users

 

4. What has been HM Treasury’s total tax take in each of the years to date from 2000 to 2014 from all UK Road users to include Fuel Duty, VAT, VED, Road Tolls and new vehicle registration taxes

 

5. How much of the HM Treasury’s total tax take in each of the years to date from 2000 to 2014 from all UK Road users (outlined in your answers to question 3) has been used on the following

a. Road infrastructure new development

b. Road infrastructure maintenance and repairs

c. Public transport funding

d. General taxation

 

6. Why is the price of diesel more expensive in the UK than petrol at the pumps, when other EU states (like Germany and France) subsidise diesel with lower fuel duty in order to help with their economy. The results being that in the EU in the vast majority of the EU states diesel is lower priced than petrol. Is the UK Government’s position an environmental one or an economic one?

 

7. What is HM Treasury’s forecast in both volume (litres) and tax revenue for fuel duty income to 2020 from

a. Petrol purchases by all UK road users

b. Diesel purchases by all UK road users

c. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) purchases by all UK road users

d. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) purchases by all UK road users

e. Bio-diesel purchases by all UK road users

f. Bio-ethanol purchases by all UK road users

 

8. What is HM Treasury’s forecast in both volume (litres) and tax revenue for VAT income to 2020 from

a. Petrol purchases by all UK road users

b. Diesel purchases by all UK road users

c. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) purchases by all UK road users

d. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) purchases by all UK road users

e. Bio-diesel purchases by all UK road users

f. Bio-ethanol purchases by all UK road users

 

9. What financial tax incentives does HM Treasury currently implement to encourage greener alternative fuel usage by

a. UK Motorists

b. UK Small businesses

c. The Road haulage industry

 

10. What financial tax incentives does HM Treasury plan to introduce for greener alternative fuel usage by

a. UK Motorists

b. UK Small businesses

c. The Road haulage industry

 

We look forward to these freedom of information non sensitive public interest answers of fact from HM Treasury data and policy sources. We appreciate your time and effort in putting theses answers together and would appreciate both the detail and summary answers to be included in your responses.

 

Very kind regards

Howard Cox
Co-founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign



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[ posted by ithaqua, 29.05.14 17:53 ]

All this information should be live on the web so we can see whst effect policies are having

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[ posted by admin, 29.05.14 17:56 ]

Very true, we will try and get that implemented. Meeting Danny Alexander on June 9th

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[ posted by simon johnson, 29.05.14 21:07 ]

Never understood why diesel was more than petrol....... oh wait CO2 emissions are less so they have to make up the difference with more duty on diesel. Absolute rip off. And No we are not grateful for the government freezing duty hikes..... Its too expensive in the first place!!!!!!! Us normal people rely on our cars and have to pay our own fuel, unlike you rich politicians!! The price of fuel is the main reason why food and goods are so expensive in this country. Wake up you lot, stop ripping us off and do the right thing. No one in this developed world should be paying more than a pound for a litre of petrol!!!!!!

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[ posted by patanny, 29.05.14 22:55 ]

Simon - politicians are too far removed and sheltered from REAL life to understand the cause and effect of the price of fuel on everyday living. They are too cosily cushioned with their chauffered cars; subsided restaurants; attendance and expenses claims; 22 weeks off a year (recess), regular yearly salary increases (nice big one proposed for 2015) etc.,etc., etc., All of the above being paid for by ......... guess who?

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[ posted by mark , 22.06.14 17:10 ]

if they take more money in tax on fuel . then we shod not pay them any more tax on anything else . and not pay council tax and so on . then they would wake up lol . the thing is with people in the UK ! they say thing's about being really p...ed off with them but then DON'T do anything about it . SO the M.Ps they just walk over us all . and they lay back and let them do it . let's say one thing that all TRUCKER shod do .. ( STOP ) stop the lot no food no fuel no thing's for them shop's. and in London make the town and city's pay over the top for good's and loads and drive price's right up for people in London and town's run by M.Ps . but I think that a UK wide stop for TWO MONTH'S with no loads no food would MAKE them see just who RUN'S this DUMP not them but US .. time has RAN OUT it TIME TO TAKE A STAND .. the UK PEOPLE are SICK off this and every one KNOWS

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