Fuel duty ‘is the most unfair tax’

Fuel duty – which could be adding to people’s debt worries – has been voted as Britain’s most unfair tax in a recent poll.

The survey has been carr…

Fuel duty – which could be adding to people’s debt worries – has been voted as Britain’s most unfair tax in a recent poll.

The survey has been carried out by MSN Money UK and offered members of the public a choice of two random charges – from which they had to decide which was the most unjust.

More than 150,000 votes were cast and fuel duty came in at number one.

Also listed in the top ten were council, inheritance, road, income, insurance, capital gains and airport tax, as well as VAT and stamp duty.

Simon Ward, MSN Money’s senior editor, said: “With fuel prices heading for another record high, it’s perhaps not surprising that fuel duty was the popular choice as the most unfair tax.”

Research carried out by Sainsbury’s Finance recently showed that the cost of running a car has risen by up to 8.6 per cent in the last five months.

By Joe Shervin

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