Monday, 29 October 2012

Separate motorway duty ‘will create two classes of driver’

MOTORISTS using Britain’s motorways and major trunk roads would pay a separate rate of road tax under a proposal being considered in Whitehall.
Government sources say officials are examining plans for an overhaul of vehicle excise duty (VED), which raises £6 billion a year.
One option would see the tax being split into two tiers. All motorists would pay the first levy, allowing them to drive on local roads and smaller A-roads.
Those wanting to use the country’s trunk-road network — consisting of all motorways and major A-roads — would pay a second flat-rate charge.
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