The money you pay for your fuel duty could soon be used to pay for road repairs if your local council gets their way.
The Local Government Agency that represents local authorities across Britain says that if a minor amount of fuel duty is kept to one side for road repairs, and we’re only talking pennies here, it would solve Britain’s rash of road problems and bring the country’s roads back to working order.
The Local Government Authority is quick to stress that they aren’t suggested raising fuel duty in order to accomplish their goals, but rather just not allow 2p of fuel duty to be used elsewhere, keeping it specifically for roadworks.
[Motorists] deserve roads fit for the 21st century..”
Pothole repairs are almost at £12billion per year, and the problem appears to be getting worse as older roads deteriorate in bad weather conditions. The damages could cost local councils upwards of £15billion by 2020. The fact that this figure is over three times the available budget for road maintenance has caused the Local Government Authority to rethink where they get road repair budget from.