Drivers 'huge petrol tax burden'

Press Association
File photo dated 13/09/05 of a person using a petrol pump as British drivers are still facing a huge petrol and diesel  tax burden despite three years of fuel duty freezes, according to the RAC Foundation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 3, 2014. The UK has the highest rate of diesel tax in Europe while only Sweden imposes a higher petrol tax duty than the UK, the foundation said. Its figures showed that tax accounts for 59% of the price of diesel in the UK, with Sweden (56%) second and Italy (55%) third. As much as 61% of the price of petrol in the UK is down to tax, with Swedes (62%) paying the most in tax and the Netherlands (61%) paying the same. See PA story TRANSPORT Petrol. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
File photo dated 13/09/05 of a person using a petrol pump as British drivers are still facing a huge petrol and diesel tax burden despite three years of fuel duty freezes, according to the RAC Foundation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 3, 2014. The UK has the highest rate of diesel tax in Europe while only Sweden imposes a higher petrol tax duty than the UK, the foundation said. Its figures showed that tax accounts for 59% of the price of diesel in the UK, with Sweden (56%) second and Italy (55%) third. As much as 61% of the price of petrol in the UK is down to tax, with Swedes (62%) paying the most in tax and the Netherlands (61%) paying the same. See PA story TRANSPORT Petrol. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%British drivers are still facing a huge petrol and diesel tax burden despite three years of fuel duty freezes, according to the RAC Foundation.

The UK has the highest rate of diesel tax in Europe while only Sweden imposes a higher petrol tax duty than the UK, the foundation said.