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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stop the increase in motorcycle tax!!!

Did you realise that in the Chancellors recent pre-budget report road tax rates for motorcycles are set to increase this year. Motorcyclists are to be faced with a Vehicle Excise Duty increases of between 4% and 6% - and this at a time when the Consumer Prices Index is only 1.9%! Yet again motorcyclists are targeted, whereas the car industry gets money via the car scrappage scheme.

Help stop this further tax increase on motorcycling by signing up to the petition set up by the British Motorcyclists Federation on the No 10 website asking the Prime Minister to intervene and stop the increases.

The bmf are asking that in this an election year, all motorcyclists should sign-up to show the strength of feeling over motorcyclists and motorcycling being treated unfairly. The petitions says:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stop the increases in motorcycle tax proposed for 2010

Given that the motorcycle industry is facing some of its darkest days with sales slumping by around 25-30%, it makes no sense for any government to increase taxes on motorcycle ownership as is proposed in the Pre-Budget Report. We petition the government to support the motorcycle industry as it has the car industry and freeze or lower Vehicle Excise Duty and provide some other stimuli for the industry and not to attack it further by increasing the cost of ownership for law-abiding citizens.

The petition can be found at:

Jon Booth

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