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Bob Purton

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Road fund license
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:23:13 PM »
HI All. Just wondered if anyone could tell me what the cost of the road fund license was for a three wheeler car in 1956?  UK of course.

Bob Purton

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Re: Road fund license
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 07:06:44 PM »
Just found the answer else where but due to the idiosyncrasies of this sight cannot delete my own topic. Very odd.

Rob Dobie

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Re: Road fund license
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:56:49 PM »
This SIGHT ?  Where were you looking ? :D :D :D
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Re: Road fund license
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 11:03:10 PM »
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Bob Purton

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Re: Road fund license
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 10:55:54 AM »
Thanks Malcolm. That confirms other info received.

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Re: Road fund license
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 12:05:38 PM »
Veering slightly off the topic ...

Isn't it amazing how long the "road fund" idea persisted.  I've even known people in recent years say things like "I pay my road tax, so why don't I get proper roads?".

The tax was introduced as a way of funding road development, but was later moved to be treated as general taxation income.  What's surprising is quite when that happened:  the Chancellor of the Exchequer who introduced the change was Winston Churchill (!) and the year was ... 1937!