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Tax fossil fuels to the hilt IMO. They are finite and polluting so the sooner the alternatives look inviting the better.

 

As for the original question £7 a month better off according to the guide.

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2 minutes ago, Woodworks said:

Tax fossil fuels to the hilt IMO. They are finite and polluting so the sooner the alternatives look inviting the better.

 

6 minutes ago, Woodworks said:

Tax fossil fuels to the hilt IMO. They are finite and polluting so the sooner the alternatives look inviting the better.

I was wondering if anyone would comment that maybe high petrol and diesel prices actually will benefit us all in the long run.  Well said woodworks.

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Although I have an obsession with fast cars/trucks etc I’d willingly buy and run an electric vehicle if they were affordable

As to the budget. Someone’s already worked out that 50% of income tax relief has been offset by bigger NI contributions. Otherwise looks fairly harmless for a budget

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4 hours ago, Billhook said:

I paid 78 old pence a gallon when I started to drive in 1970.   Six shillings and sixpence/gallon  or 32.5 new pence. or 7p/litre.

 

Only trouble was I was earning £12 a week student forced labour!  60 hour week took me a hell of a lot longer to earn the money for a gallon of fuel than today.

You try telling the kids of today , they won't believe you ......Q the 3 Yorkshire men  .🙂

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4 hours ago, Woodworks said:

Tax fossil fuels to the hilt IMO. They are finite and polluting so the sooner the alternatives look inviting the better.

 

As for the original question £7 a month better off according to the guide.

What are the alternatives at the minute then?

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2 hours ago, Mark Bolam said:

What are the alternatives at the minute then?

At the minute not great but plenty of electric cars on the market and we could run our saws on Aspen. Not suggesting things can completely change over night but market pressures lead to change hence tax the polluter. Change will probably be painful but it needs to happen and soon IMO.

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I totally agree, but I don't like the way people driving electric cars think they are being super green.

Don't they know how most electricity is still made?

 

Chainsaws don't even come into the equation, we need to look at the bigger picture.

 

If anyone can explain why solar panels aren't a legal requirement on every new build that would make me happy.

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2 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

I totally agree, but I don't like the way people driving electric cars think they are being super green.

Don't they know how most electricity is still made?

 

 

 ICE are massively inefficient and secondly our grid energy is not totally dominated by fossil fuel and what is is more efficiently burned than our cars or trucks can ever manage. http://gridwatch.co.uk/

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2 hours ago, Mark Bolam said:

What are the alternatives at the minute then?

 

Convince around 170 of your fittest cycling friends to hang around on a load of dynamo bikes all day, and you’ve got enough power to run a Timberwolf 280.

 

Pedal-powered wood chipper. Not sure how you’d price that in a quote.

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