Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Govt rip off the motorist again 3 p rise in petrol Jan 2013

Yet again the Current Govt. have decided that the motorist is the best place to fund it’s profligate spending on propping up banksters, an overspent MOD a huge welfare bill and have decided to squeeze everyone with more duty on fuel. This is absurd given that they will be just fueling inflation at the very time when heating, electricity bills etc. have been increased by 6 – 9% ! Triple dip recession here we come.
With large businesses like Amazon Vodaphone, Starbucks and others all dodging their tax bills with tax avoidance schemes we the public are being forced to pay.

Spending on petrol has been reduced and Vol. of petrol sales has fallen by 15% since the credit crunch started as people use less on fuel. This has to correspond with a fall in tax take so they have decided the only way around this is to tax more to make it up.

You have to question when all the pips will have been squeaked and given the fact that fuel consumption has been falling it seems bonkers that they think they can get much more out of the motorist. With 60% of the price of fuel being tax the only way around this is to go for cheaper fuel options – LPG which has a 18 months – 2 year payback period has to be the only way forward as the maths get more and more viable for many.

My view is if you are fed up paying the tax man for the errors of others – switch to LPG and save now.


Friday, 12 October 2012

Good news for those driving on the M25

According to this little gem of an article - we can now get LPG on the south side of the M25 between Gatwick and Heathrow. This has been long overdue and frankly the more they roll out lpg the better - people will convert if it is in their area.

After some time It went a bit bonkers - Radio interviews

I have been super quiet on this blog for soooooo long. Interestingly what came up was a quite innocent comment made to @bbcshaneonair who does a breakfast show on @bbccovandwarks via Twitter sparked off a whole load of interest as the Office of fair trading started to investigate the petrol / pol retail market at the beginning of September. So on the morning of the 7th sept I had a call from Shane's researcher and was asked if I could go on air to explain why i converted my car to LPG. Then I had a call at work from @bbc3counties who then wanted me to talk the marvelous Roberto Peroni on his evening show.