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Source: Taxpayers UnionBRITISH PETROLEUM SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR AND CORRECT FUEL TAX PAMPHLET
8 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on BP to correct leaflets about the costs of petrol which underestimate the tax component of the price paid for petrol by as much as 10 percent.”BP have failed to include Auckland’s regional fuel tax in their calculations and with the recent fall in price, the proportion of the pump price which is tax has got larger.””BP represent 44 cents in the petrol dollar being paid in tax. In fact, for most motorists, the amount is more than 52 cents in the dollar including the Government’s ETS levy.””BP should apologise and correct its figures. Motorists deserve to know just how much of their fuel money is being siphoned by the politicians.””In Britain, BP worked with other fuel companies and third party groups to force the hand of the UK Government on fuel levies. It is troubling to see this sort of misleading leaflet which plays into the politicians hands and downplays the real reason why there is pain at the pump. Motorists deserve better.”ENDS
ENQUIRIES:Jordan Williams021 762 542 NOTES TO EDITORS:
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is an independent and membership-driven activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. Its mission, lower taxes, less waste, more transparency, is supported by more than 36,000 subscribed members and supporters.
The Taxpayers’ Union operates a 24 hour media line for comment on taxpayer issues. Representatives are available on (04) 282 0302.
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