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'Companies should pay for road plans'

NEARLY 40% of people want companies who use the roads for business to be taxed in order to fund improvements to public transport, according to a survey by Autoglass.

Of the 1,024 adults questioned, a quarter of which were company car drivers, 38% said such a tax would be the best way to pay for an improved public transport system - which 52% said should be the Government's top transport priority. However, 28% said the extra cash should come from higher tax on company cars themselves.

Of the company drivers questioned, just one in ten said they would voluntarily pay more with figures ranging to £5 per week to £10 per week. However, they also showed the greatest support for better public transport as a solution to congestion. Cutting pollution was seen as the second most pressing transport concern for the Government and 23% of people surveyed said they would like this funded by a tax on company car drivers and 24% by tax penalties on lorries.

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