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Government makes road profit

THE Government made a £30 billion 'profit' from road users - including fleets and company car drivers - last year, according to the British Road Federation.

It claims the Government raised £35 billion in road user taxation, such as Vehicle Excise Duty and fuel duty, whereas £5 billion was spent on the road network.

BRF director Richard Diment said: 'The gap between how much the Government taxes road users and how much it reinvests into the network continues to grow, as congestion gets worse and the condition of the network deteriorates.'

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