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Taxation of road fuels: the road fuel escalator (1993-2000)

Published Friday, January 21, 2011

From 1993 to 2000 Conservative and Labour Governments set taxes on road fuels by means of a 'escalator' - a commitment to raise duty rates by a specified percentage each year. This note is a short history of this policy.

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From 1993 to 2000 Conservative and Labour Governments set taxes on road fuels by means of a 'escalator' - a commitment to raise duty rates by a specified percentage each year. This note is a short history of this policy.

Commons Briefing papers SN03015

Author: Antony Seely

Topics: Oil, petrol and natural gas, Roads, Taxation

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