The tax man and the Chancellor don't talk about the tax mark-up in petrol prices since they prefer the smaller figure of the actual tax you pay in each litre.
We have had to explain this idea of our Founder to no less a personage than Edmund King, AA President, who rudely told him he should go back to school. But then Edmund is in the Plumbing Insurance business now so what would he know about petrol anyway?
Since then we have also had to convince, one or two in the ABD and a senior broadcaster too. So clearly it is about time we explained the maths of it for all to see.
On an 84p tax from 130p litre that, by the same method, amounts to 182% Tax Mark-up. So don't let them kid you that the mark-up is less.
This is what Mark-up is in your tank:
This is how far it stops you going!! The ABD has a very good personal fuel tax calculator that works it out for you. http://www.abd.org.uk/fuel_tax_calculator.htm