Road tax bills are now nearly double for gas guzzlers in the United Kingdom. As expected, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced increases in the annual vehicle excise duty would jump to 300 British pounds, but high-mileage vehicles will be charged 400 pounds. Owners of green cars such hybrids get a tax break with some vehicles like the Honda Insight (shown) paying nothing. Taxes on gasoline are also going up. Critics say the government is punishing large families who need bigger vehicles.

[Source: Daily Record]

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