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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 4

There are few constants in life: death and taxes. And as we’ve moved through the centuries, to our dismay, we’re not much closer to cheating either, but we might just be able to lessen their reach and even delay them for a while. What if we could make some taxes look so bad that the […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 3

Diversify or die! Sound advice. The kind of advice many farmers have taken to heart. But are bio-fuels the way forward, or are the farmers just sewing the seeds of their own demise? In the first installment, I looked at the proposed ‘pay as you drive’ scheme and what such a scheme means to the […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 2

What with the British government keen to introduce ‘pay as you drive’ scheme as a replacement to the current road taxation system, what pressures might this new scheme place on the motorist and what directions will they take? Any new laws concerning motorists are always guaranteed to generate some heavy political traffic. So what do […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 1

Here in Britain, there’s a change underway, one that the government hopes will change how motorists travel to and from work. In short, the government hopes to affect social change. My feeling is they will, but not directly, nor in the way that they would have imagined. Road tax out, ‘pay as you drive’ in? […]