DETERMINING A GLOBAL SUM FOR TAXATION OF ROAD USERS

The article discusses the different bases from which the UK government compiles estimates of public road costs and revenue from road users. An important trade-off is whether the rate of inflation is greater or less than changes in real road expenditure. Implications of different methods of determining a global tax sum are discussed, including the effect of inflation, road-user cost/revenue ratios and inter-modal investment co-ordination. The author suggests a two-part tariff comprising a vehicle excise duty for raising revenue and a fuel tax related to public road costs to make road users aware of their responsibility. /TRRL/

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jennings, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00301892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM