Tony Blair’s proposed auto tax will “go down like a lead balloon” and will “strike drivers hard.”
According to analysts at FairFuelUK, Tony Blair’s new auto tax measures will “go down like a lead balloon” and enrage UK drivers.
The former Prime Minister has proposed a new road pricing system in which cars will be charged each time they use the roads. Mr Blair described a new pay-by-mile system as a “once-in-a-generation chance” that would address the true “social costs of driving.”
FairFuelUK experts, on the other hand, have slammed the ideas, claiming that they will “hit the economy hard.”
Instead, they’ve asked the Tony Blair Institute to urge for the 2030 ban on gasoline and diesel cars to be repealed.
FairFuelUK further states that “all road users,” including cyclists, will soon be required to pay a road tax.
“Road pricing will sink like a lead balloon with the world’s already most taxed drivers,” they said.
“Tony Blair’s Institute should support the FairFuel APPG’s call to repeal the 2030 limit on new diesel and gasoline car sales.
“With that rational decision, Fuel Duty will not have to go quickly in the haste to go electric.
“Now is the time for the government to let the market decide which clean fuel technology is best and most economical for all drivers, rather than imposing a costly and ineffectual order.
“Road pricing will have a significant impact on our economy, especially the haulage industry and commercial drivers.
“Unless the Treasury and the DfT (Department for Transport) prove otherwise, we won’t be paying any more tax than we are today, and big brother must never watch our vehicles’ every move,” says the author.
“Controversially, when Fuel Duty revenue declines, all road users will be required to contribute equitably to the Exchequer, which will include electric vehicles and cyclists.”
According to the Tony Blair Institute, there is a “real urgency” to implement tax adjustments in order to prevent “political issues.”
They cautioned that drivers will buy electric cars “on the assumption” that they will be inexpensive to operate indefinitely.
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Mr Blair warns that implementing a pricing scheme now would be “politically impossible.”
The Institute has urged the government to “act soon” and for plans to be made within the next year.
In the government’s latest Transport Decarbonisation Plan, no tax changes were announced.
They have, however, already hinted at tax adjustments. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”