Which completely ignores the massive costs that are racked up for the government by said vehicle owners.Stradageek wrote: ↑22 Sep 2021, 8:47amSpot on!simonineaston wrote: ↑20 Sep 2021, 5:52pm more & more & more cars on roads that are pretty much the same size - see here, RAC research. Depressing to recall that the UK's economy is tightly integrated with the vehicle industry, less so from manufacturing these days but collossal amouts of finance invested and a ton of tax / excise income. Any sort of change will have to overcome very stiff opposition...
I recall pondering the governments disdain of cycling as a Range Rover passed on the other side of the road whilst I was cycling to work.
I mentally totted up what he was contributing to the tax man in VAT from the purchase, upkeep, and fueling of the car (assuming he's not calling it a company van and cheating) plus VED and IPT. I then compared this to the 20% VAT I pay on £50 of spares for my second hand bikes every year.
There's your answer
Of course the current government has no idea how to add up, so they won’t see this.