The BSD says
Global Mod Team
Join Date: Jul 2003
Re: fuel prices
I don't exactly know the British government's stance but as more motorists buy diesel cars, which consume less fuel than petrol cars, the amount of fuel purhcased tends to be lower, hence lowering tax revenues.
So, in order to maintain the tax revenue base, I wouldn't be surprised to see that governments raise the tax on diesel, so that on a £ for £ basis, their income is stable (or rises).