To not understand how there isn’t public uproar about this
PinkiOcelot · 18/03/2021 20:25
I’ve posted this on a couple of FB groups I’m on and get very little response. Do people not realise the impact this is going to have?!
It’ll certainly price me off the road!!
1Morewineplease · 18/03/2021 20:31
The Daily Express is renowned for its overly sensational headlines... eg arctic blast to hit Britain when the temperature falls to 4 degrees.
I would take this headline with a pinch of salt.
Someone from Berkshire, driving daily into The City, might incur these charges, but hardly anyone would do so.
A pinch of salt might be needed here.
NiceGerbil · 18/03/2021 20:46
The main reason I'm sceptical is there's no differentiation between people in or around cities and those who live in the countryside miles from anywhere.
I can't see that any government would implement something so blunt. Especially the Tories who do worse in cities and better elsewhere.
Buccanarab · 18/03/2021 20:52
There's no outrage because it's absolute rubbish. The government are exploring how they'll plug the gap from a fall in VED when electric vehicles become the norm.
One proposal is a pay per mile system but a) it's just one option they're looking at and b) the figure of 75p per mile appears to have been plucked out of the air by Nick Freeman aka Mr Loophole.
It's far more likely they'll just keep the current banding system were used to with VED and change the charge basis from CO2 emissions per mile to something like vehicle weight, battery efficiency or some other random measure.
PinkiOcelot · 18/03/2021 21:35
ConeHat · 18/03/2021 21:45
It's a really hard article to read because of the layout.
If this came in I would be stuffed as I live rural. I do keep thinking that everything is heading to the perfect storm.to kill off the high street as theres no chance I would pop into town unless I absolutely had to. It would be pushed onto delivery drivers to so shopping online would go up in price.
We need to hit these emission targets but unless you can buy and charge a electric car we are all a bit buggered
Tablegs · 18/03/2021 22:08
Millions of people working from home for the last year will have reduced emissions, and I can see that in future, many people will continue to do so. The trouble with that, of course, is that it also reduces tax revenue, so the government will have to find the money by taxing in another way.
Can't say I'm in favour of this idea though - it will penalise many people who live rurally where public transport is thin on the ground, or indeed non-existent.
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