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VAT as well!!

More of a moan than a rant but I had a (pretty lighthearted) look at getting the GTV converted to LPG. I do a fair mileage over a year and had no idea how much it would cost. I also pass a garage on my drive into work selling LPG at 43p a litre. I also had a notion in the far recess of my mind that there may be some sort of grant available to do the conversion. I emailed a couple of companies and got a couple of quotes back. I was not too surprised to find that no grants were available but I was quite shocked that the government charge VAT on the kit and the labour. I was under the impression that in this current climate of 'green is good' there would be zero VAT on kit like this. With a litre of petrol being made up of about 60% duty it's a pretty good money spinner & is not exactly an incentive to encourage people to consider alternatives ............ or maybe I just an old sceptic??
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I was sure you could get a grant for this too.Trouble is if everyone changed the Govt would up the tax on LPG to ensure they collect the same amount of revenue.Remember when diesel used to be a lot cheaper than petrol?Same thing happened there.The present govt doesn't give a damn about the environment,just wants to tax everything to the hilt!
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You can now produce 2,500 litres of bio fuel (chip fat) at home a year to run a diesel and not pay a penny in tax. Collect used chip fat from the local takeaway, maybe give them 10p a litre (waste price).
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Oh we all know the government won't ever part with their money, even to help the environment. They just use it to build houses for all the fecking immigrants!
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Re: VAT as well!!

Yes.. LPG has (had?) a grant available but only on new cars..

It wasn't an unlimited thing.. there were just a set number available and they ran out in 10 minutes flat, as each new year started.

LPG duty is frozen until the end of 2008 I think.. so if you do about 25,000 miles next year you'll break even on a typical conversion (£1800).

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