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Distributional consequences of gasoline taxation in the United Kingdom

Santos, Georgina ORCID: and Catchesides, Tom 2005. Distributional consequences of gasoline taxation in the United Kingdom. Transportation Research Record 1924 (1) , pp. 103-111. 10.3141/1924-13

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This paper assesses the regressive effects of gasoline taxation in the United Kingdom. When all households are considered, middle-income households suffer most of the burden. When only car-owning households are considered, gasoline taxation is strongly regressive. Low-income households that own a car are more severely affected than high-income households because they spend a larger proportion of their income on motoring. This conclusion is similar to that of previous studies on the topic.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fuel taxes, gasoline taxes, fuel duties, petrol taxes, regressive impacts, distributional effects, equity impacts petrol taxation, gasoline taxation
Additional Information: PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 11.3.15)
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 0361-1981
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 16:18

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