Axe the Tax

Stop the July 1 fuel tax hike

The government is pressing ahead with the 4c hike in petrol excise duty and road user charges on July 1.

There couldn’t be a worse time to increase fuel tax. Households and businesses are facing unprecedented economic pain because of Covid-19.

It’s time the government gave motorists a break rather than hitting them in the back pocket yet again (remember fuel tax went up on 1 July in 2018 and 2019 as well).

To make matters worse, the government’s flagship Auckland light rail project, which the fuel tax increases are meant to fund, is not even happening.

So there’s no excuse for the government not to cancel this tax hike.

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