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Rebecca Lush Blum
Posted on 23 May 2008 8:20 am

The DfT DOES count not using your car as a disbenefit in cost-benefit terms, as the loss of fuel tax revenue to the Treasury is counted on the balance sheet. The more people drive, the more fuel tax is raised, as this is counted. The more people ditch the car and take the train or bus, this is counted as a 'loss' to the Treasury as they receive less fuel duties. You can see how they work it out at 1.1.7 here:

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