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2008/05/16 23:19:36 (permalink)
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Petrol Tax = The NHS

I heard today that total govt. revenue from taxes on petrol is £60bn.

The NHS costs £73bn.

So basically, every 75p you pay in a litre goes straight to the NHS.

Without this getting political....does this come as expected to most people....or are you shocked at how much / little it is? Just working out how aware people are of state taxes / expenses etc.

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/16 23:39:01 (permalink)
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    I could do so much with 60 billion...

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/16 23:43:21 (permalink)
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    Does this mean I can buy fuel for 50p a Litre if I promise not to get sick??

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 00:21:21 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Noddie

    Does this mean I can buy fuel for 50p a Litre if I promise not to get sick??


    Agreed lol.

    So every 75p is like some sort of MRSA lottery ticket and a super long waiting list should i need to actually use the NHS?

    I do like having the option of being able to call an ambulance should I need it though, knowing not every country in the world has that luxery lol
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 00:30:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ThaiFighter

    I heard today that total govt. revenue from taxes on petrol is £60bn.

    The NHS costs £73bn.

    So basically, every 75p you pay in a litre goes straight to the NHS.
    I'm not sure it's quite accurate to say that the one directly pays for the other.
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 01:15:13 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ThaiFighter

    I heard today that total govt. revenue from taxes on petrol is £60bn.

    The NHS costs £73bn.

    So basically, every 75p you pay in a litre goes straight to the NHS.



    Good.

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 08:21:33 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ThaiFighter

    I heard today that total govt. revenue from taxes on petrol is £60bn.

    The NHS costs £73bn.

    So basically, every 75p you pay in a litre goes straight to the NHS.

    Without this getting political....does this come as expected to most people....or are you shocked at how much / little it is? Just working out how aware people are of state taxes / expenses etc.



    It's not 75p per litre though is it?? It's well over £1.00 now so more money is going into the Governments pockets.
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 08:25:58 (permalink)
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    Doesn`t surprise me at all, like I said years ago to all these moaning anti-smokers, once they`ve strangled the life out of us they`ll need something else to turn to and you can be sure it will be things we`d struggle to get by without like food, fuel, motor vehicles, socialising.

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 08:42:48 (permalink)
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    NHS = Good

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 08:44:50 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: H20

    Doesn`t surprise me at all, like I said years ago to all these moaning anti-smokers, once they`ve strangled the life out of us they`ll need something else to turn to and you can be sure it will be things we`d struggle to get by without like food, fuel, motor vehicles, socialising.



    100% spot on there buddy, they'll squeeze the life out of one thing then move onto something else when they can't get no more money out of it. Labour, Tories and the Lib Dems are all the same, this country is to expensive to run hence all the high prices on fuel, food etc etc.
    post edited by Ash The Man - 2008/05/17 08:45:39
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 09:58:13 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ThaiFighter

    I heard today that total govt. revenue from taxes on petrol is £60bn.

    The NHS costs £73bn.

    So basically, every 75p you pay in a litre goes straight to the NHS.

    Without this getting political....does this come as expected to most people....or are you shocked at how much / little it is? Just working out how aware people are of state taxes / expenses etc.


    you also forgot to mention the corporation tax the petrol giants have to pay as well, that runs into billions too
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:00:19 (permalink)
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    total crap fuel tax does not go on the NHS.
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:03:50 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: knoxville
    total crap fuel tax does not go on the NHS.


    How do they stop it ? All tax goes into a big pot and all spending is met from that pot. Some of it must do.

    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:09:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: knoxville
    total crap fuel tax does not go on the NHS.


    How do they stop it ? All tax goes into a big pot and all spending is met from that pot. Some of it must do.

    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:32:33 (permalink)
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    Does it go in abig pot at all tho,were has the last 30 odd years of road tax money gone? no one knows
    they get far more in than spent,its greed and mis-management
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:46:12 (permalink)
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    they give it to other countries like that one where that teacher got jailed for calling a tedy mohammed. they wee getting £200m apparently.
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:53:31 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: IvanDrago

    they give it to other countries like that one where that teacher got jailed for calling a tedy mohammed. they wee getting £200m apparently.



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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 10:54:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: knoxville

    Does it go in abig pot at all tho,were has the last 30 odd years of road tax money gone? no one knows
    they get far more in than spent,its greed and mis-management


    By spent, I'm assuming you mean on new roads and infrastructure.

    You would be right, however a vast majority of the tax revenue is spent evening out the negative externalities caused from transport use.

    The cost of these negative externalities are around £25 billion a year.

    The government then spent £15 billion on new roads and maintenance.

    This equates to in total £40 billion in expenditure.

    Road users paid in total £42 billion in various forms of indirect taxation for said year.

    Figures from (2004).

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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 11:04:25 (permalink)
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    total BS figures,enough im out of this thread,people need to wake up
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    RE: Petrol Tax = The NHS 2008/05/17 11:18:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Medusa


    ORIGINAL: ThaiFighter

    I heard today that total govt. revenue from taxes on petrol is £60bn.

    The NHS costs £73bn.

    So basically, every 75p you pay in a litre goes straight to the NHS.
    I'm not sure it's quite accurate to say that the one directly pays for the other.


    All govt. tax goes into a big bucket, from which every piece of expenditure is paid for - so you're right, it's not like one directly pays for the other...but what they earn in petrol tax is surprisingly very close to NHS expenditure - so effectively, this is how the NHS is paid for. It's like if you earnt income from multiple sources:

    - 5k from dividends
    - 25k from wage
    - 4k from capital gains

    Then you spent

    - 5k on food
    - 10k on housing
    - 10 on bills
    - 5k on clothing

    Then you bought a new car...you'd know that you had up to 4k to spend directly from cap gains that could go on repayments.

    That's why it's interesting. These 2 figures are much closer than I expected, and it goes to show the true cost of all the NHS improvements we voted for over the past few years.

    I don't think many people realise the real impact of govt. spending because most of our taxes are hidden - how many people get a VAT bill? How many could say how much tax they pay in a week? Not many....all this is so built into our lifestyles that we don't realise around 50% of all the country earns goes in tax.

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