secret green tax blitz planned for cars, air travel and consumer goods
In response to global warming, the government has drafted a package of hidden taxes on fuel, cars, air travel and consumer goods.
Read the complete secret file here. Suggestions leaked to The Mail on Sunday suggest that the government is considering introducing a series of tough measureshitting \'eco-
Taxes that will have a devastating impact on the cost of living.
Families with large cars may end up paying an extra £ 1,000 a year.
In Britain, almost all families will be paid.
Most controversial, these documents show that the government plans to get billions of extra revenue from motorists --
Not telling them.
It is considering introducing a special mechanism so that whenever oil prices fall, the government can get cash from the additional fuel tax --
Not the driver.
A letter leaked by Environment Minister David Miliband to British chancellor Gordon Brown said that the benefit of doing so is that the government will receive billions without declaring fuel separately
Tariffs need to be increased.
The Conservative Party immediately accused the government of trying to introduce more \"invisible taxes\" and failed to be honest with voters about the consequences of tackling climate change.
The leak came 24 hours before Tony Blair released an important report warning that floods and other natural disasters caused by global warming will trigger a more serious economy than the 1929 Wall Street crash.
But the economist Sir Nicholas Stern\'s report does not reveal what the government plans to do about it.
However, a leaked letter from Miliband to Brown on October 18, which was obtained by Mail on Sunday, clarifies the grim reality:
A wide range of tax increases that will have a huge impact on household income.
Miliband has called for tough measures to crack down on \"car use and ownership\" and road taxes have \"increased substantially\", currently charging up to £ 210 a year.
Miliband said road taxes should replicate the company\'s \"success \"--
Car taxes have forced people to turn to small cars that charge up to £ 5,000 a year.
He also suggested the establishment of a \"Treasury mechanism\" that would allow the government to benefit from the fall in oil prices and re-introduce \"fuel --
Before Mr Brown ordered the freeze on 1999, the tariff escalation raised the gasoline tariff by five percentage points against inflation.
Miliband called for a new \"pay --per-
A mile pollution tax for driving a car.
He also urged a VAT on air travel to EU destinations and a new tax on inefficient washing machines and bulbs.
He also supports the new law, allowing City Hall to impose a \"garbage tax\" on families by using \"faucets\" placed in garbage bins\"
The letter said: \"The different charges for domestic waste can play an important role and local authorities should have the right to do so.
Miliband also called for a landfill tax.
Paid by enterprises and local councils buried in garbage
Increase from £ 21 per ton to £ 75.
But an environmental expert said it could lead to more flights.
Tip unless properly regulated.
This letter to Mr Brown, marked \"restricted\", requires urgent and radical action by the public next month.
Expenditure review and budget for next year.
It said that changing people\'s behavior can only be achieved through \"market forces and price signals\" and added: \"The market --
Basic tools, including taxes, need to play a major role.
As our understanding of climate change increases, it is clear that more needs to be done.
Governments must \"accelerate the pace of existing tax measures, extend them to sectors where incentives to reduce carbon emissions are weak, and identify new tools to drive progress in greenhouse gas governance \".
An assistant at Miliband said: \"We will not comment on the leaked documents.
These are ideas, not packages.
One of Brown\'s allies added: \"The Chancellor is not in favor of carrying out government business on the basis of leaks . \"
Peter Ainsworth, a conservative environmental spokesman, said: \"No one is more committed to climate change than the Conservative Party . \"
But if the government wants to deal with this successfully, it has to deal with it in advance, rather than impose an invisible tax through the back door.
\"Like everything this government has done, the devil is in detail.
If drivers and consumers think that what the government wants to do is tax everything, they may react negatively.
\"The Blair government has been in power for ten years.
If they don\'t leave so late, it will be much easier to tackle the big challenges of climate change.
Professor Julian Morris, environmental economist and director of International Policy Network, University of Birminghammarket think-
The tank, calling the new tax \"underground\", accused the government of being \"South Britain \".
Here we reveal professor Morris\'s proposed tax on Mr. Miliband --
It is vital that they will spend taxpayers\' money.
If the new \"green\" stealth tax continues to be implemented, how will this affect the family budget of a couple with two children and a big car, their annual bill may be increased by about £ 1,300 per year
Even people with regular cars could be 750 a year short.
The Miliband memorandum did not give details of the new tax level.
But a budget was prepared by Sunday\'s mail.
Use cautious estimates
According to conversations with government insiders: Chelsea tractor tax: showing how families are hit: The road tax for Toyota Land Cruisers has increased from £ 210 to £ 630, the road tax for Vauxhall Zafira has increased from £ 150 to £ 300. Petrol-will-never-be-
Low-price tax: when oil prices fall, the new plan for the Treasury to raise the fuel tax may raise oil prices by 5 p a liter (22p a gallon).
A family with gas.
A 15,000-mile fuel-consuming car will face an additional £ 130 in annual gasoline charges.
Returning to an automatic annual fuel tax increase of 5% higher than inflation could increase by 5 p per liter and an additional cost of 4x4 to double to 260, averaging 130 per vehicle. Pay-as-you-
Driving tax: a new tax that allows drivers to pay for all environmental damage including carbon emissions, congestion, noise and ozone damage could mean 2 p. per-
Miles tax for all journeys of large cars, 300 miles cost £ 15,000, £ 150 (1p a mile)
Cheap flight tax: VAT at 17.
500 of EU airlines flights will increase the typical bill for four families to spend their holidays in the Mediterranean to pounds. 50.
The air passenger tax will increase by £ 40 for every additional £ 5.
Additional fee: £. 50.
Bulb tax: new energy tax
Waste of electrical appliances could mean a £ 50 tax on cheap washing machines, dishwashers and tumbling equipment --dryers. New £1. 50 tax on old-
Old-fashioned bulbs that cut the price gap by half with energy-saving ones.
A total of 56 additional fees. (
On average, there is a new device plus four bulbs each year. )
Total additional costs: therefore, a family of four with large cars will pay an additional road tax of £ 420, fuel tax of £ 260, pollution tax of £ 300, £ 127.
Air duty £ 50, washing machine and light bulb tax £ 56, total £ 1,163. 50.
Additional revenue from the Treasury: up to £ 7.