The million-peopled city
The Large Amount of Revenue which London Omnibuses produce to the Government.
The taxes paid by these carriages are also considerable. Some of our readers will probably be surprised to learn that each London omnibus pays about 108l. each year (some
|a still larger sum) for duty to Government, or, in all, 324,000l. annually. This is charged in the form of a mileage duty of l 1/2d. for every mile traversed. It was previously 2 1/2 d. The duty is, of course, in addition to turnpikes, and the Favourite omnibuses are reported to pay not less than 2,0001. a-year for the toll at.|