NI 21 - How is motoring tax spent? 76% of motoring tax raised is not spent on the motorist!

Post date: 30-Apr-2015 16:09:02

Road users are currently paying 4 times more money in tax than is being spent by government on the roads according to reearch carried out by the RAC Foundation.

In 2012 a total of £30.7 billion was directly raised from motoring taxation (£24.8Bn fuel duty, £5.9Bn vehicle excise duty) but only £7.5Bn (24% of motoring tax income) was spent on the road network consisting of £3Bn spent on national roads with £4.5Bn spent on local roads.

All taxes go into a central fund where it is spent on the welfare state, education, healthcare and the like. Without hitting the motorists to fund these other departments their expenditure would have had to have been scaled back years ago but this is massively unfair to every motorists who be they rich or poor are getting hammered to fund government expenditure which many of the population make no contribution to whilst taking the benefits.

Let's sort this out. Motorist's can not continue to be cash cows for government and general public demands whilst our motoring infrastructure, that is vital to an efficient and prosperous economy, becomes third world or worse holding the UK back in the world costing us billions more in GDP.

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