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Air Ambulance fuel duty petition

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mybrainhurts

88,753 posts

177 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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onyx39 said:
mybrainhurts said:
Sorry for going off topic, but, oh, strewth, a man in his position adopting screwed up English, from those incoherent colonials across the pond because he thinks it's trendy, is beyond out of order....

Carry on...
I agree, I hate " americanised" English, but is he definitely from these shores? Could be a yank working in the UK?
Good point. However, first whiff of an "If you will" or an "In the day"...gets a knee in the nuts..hehe

na

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7,882 posts

156 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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not too many as's or apostrophy in my pust then or spelling mistakes

perdu

4,736 posts

121 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Signed

We gave the proceeds of the Midget50 celebrations last year to East Anglia Air Ambulance, for which I thank all who came along (in the blimmin' rain) for making it possible

I was mildly shocked when we handed over more than £6½ grand to hear it would pay no more than the bulk of four or five callouts. eek

These guys need all the support they can muster, they work for us all, not just we Pistonheads on the roads

Thanks for putting out the notice of the petition

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na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Cheers for signing up Bill and for helping to raise funds with others at Midget50 thumbup

‘On average a mission costs £1,229’ – for more details see here - http://www.airambulanceassociation.co.uk/amazing_f...

skip_1

3,129 posts

112 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Signed. Any idea when this will be debated in Parliament?
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na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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as the e-petition now has over 100,000 signatures it will be 'eligible' for debate in the House of Commons but it is not a given – so the more signatures the better

138,000 now and it ends 10th February 2013 so it would be good to get loads more signatures and less likely the Government could ignore it if it has a substantial number of signatures

if there were 1 or 2 million signatures it couldn’t go unnoticed – in this country how many motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, climbers, walkers, workers and inhabitants of more remote areas are there, more than 2 million

any of us or our family, friends, co-workers could need this service at anytime

so please spread the word let's have a snowball effect

The Moose

15,555 posts

131 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Job jobbed thumbup

Ding Dong

514 posts

197 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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I will post this on PPRuNe - our pilot network is viral for this type of cause clap

Cheers

na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Ding Dong said:
I will post this on PPRuNe - our pilot network is viral for this type of cause clap

Cheers
thank you thumbup

and thank you The Moose thumbup

normalbloke

3,069 posts

141 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Ding Dong said:
I will post this on PPRuNe - our pilot network is viral for this type of cause clap

Cheers
You're a bit late, keep up at the back!

mattdaniels

7,301 posts

204 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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mybrainhurts said:
What is a "publicly available fuel source"?

Thought aviation fuel was free from taxation?

And, if VAT is charged, why can't they reclaim it, like any other business?
Aviation fuel includes tax. Interestingly if you fill up in the UK and fly abroad and back (eg. a jolly to France), you can claim tax back from HMRC for exporting the fuel.

Publicly available fuel source means filling up at airfield pumps / bowser as opposed to using their own bought-in supply.

na

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7,882 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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bump

na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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GentleFellow said:
Signed it.
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Ding Dong

514 posts

197 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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How is this going na & MBH? I hope well - haven't chance to check yet. judge

OddJoe

1,548 posts

108 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Done.
smile

na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Ding Dong said:
How is this going na & MBH? I hope well - haven't chance to check yet. judge
144,000 but slowed right down

I keep mean to bump thread during slower times but keep forgetting, the turnover of threads here is so high and quick I'll try and be more vidulant

I did ask to be considered for a 'sticky' but no joy as yet

Marky Boy

157 posts

154 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Signed. I can't believe that an air ambulance funded by private donations should be expected to pay VAT on fuel, or any duty for that matter. Good luck and hope this has a happy outcome.

na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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OddJoe, Marky Boy thumbup

na

Original Poster:

7,882 posts

156 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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bump - another national news story involving an air ambulance yesterday

mybrainhurts

88,753 posts

177 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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na said:
bump - another national news story involving an air ambulance yesterday
What's that, then..?