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WEEKLY Q: Why is vegetable oil taxed?
Anthony Berretti has driven around Europe for free. He has done so using vegetable oil that he has begged along the way from various restaurants etc.
My question therefore this week, and I have emailed it to Anthony as well as posting it on Environment Minister, David Milliband's blog
, is:Why is vegetable oil subject to tax if you are using it for fuel?
Am I missing something obvious? Surely if the government is serious in greening the world then no tax for using it as a fuel would be the logical step? Or is it more to do with the tax man getting his 'petrol/diesel' cut and the obvious shortfall that would occur if vegetable oil were tax free fuel for cars?
Begs many other questions really...
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