The cost of car tax will increase in the UK in 2019. This is due to a little-known announcement in the Autumn Budget 2018
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will increase by as much as £65 in Britain from April 2019. It will increase in line with retail price index (RPI) and could affect all car owners in the UK.
It read: “From 1 April 2019 VED rates for cars, vans and motorcycles will increase in line with RPI.”
The price increase will be bolted onto the current VED fees. Cars that produce between 76g/km and 150g/km of CO2 will pay an extra £5
Vehicles that produce 151-170 g/km will pay £15, 171-190g/km will pay £25 extra.
The highest polluting vehicles that churn out high levels of CO2 will understandably have to fork out more. Vehicles that emit 191-225g/km will pay £40 more and 226-255g/km will pay £55.
Cars that emit over 255g/km of CO2 emissions will pay the max £65 fee.
Production vehicles that produce cars that emit CO2 emissions that are this high are typically supercars or thirsty SUVs, meaning a very small proportion of motorists will be affected.
In comparison to the previous two years, this price increase is fairly marginal.
Earlier this year there was a car tax price hike announced which could add up to £500 on to the annual costs for certain motorists
Motorists whose cars don’t comply with the latest Real World Driving Emissions 2 would have to pay one band higher car tax.
So, if your car emits 131-150 g/km CO2 but it doesn’t adhere to the new standard it will now cost you £500, which is the rate that cars that produce 151-170 g/km CO2 usually pays.
Here are new car tax bands before and after April 2018 after the extra diesel charge was introduced:
1 – 50 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £10
FROM APRIL 2018: £25
51 – 75 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £25
FROM APRIL 2018: £100
76 – 90 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £100
FROM APRIL 2018: £120
91 – 100 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £120
FROM APRIL 2018: £140
101 – 110 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £140
FROM APRIL 2018: £160
111 – 130 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £160
FROM APRIL 2018: £200
131 – 150 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £200
FROM APRIL 2018: £500
151 – 170 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE:£500
FROM APRIL 2018: £800
171 – 190 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £800
FROM APRIL 2018: £1,200
191 – 225 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £1,200
FROM APRIL 2018:£1,700
226 – 255 g/km CO2
PRE-APRIL 2018 RATE: £1,700
FROM 2018: £2,000
Over 255 g/km CO2
VED also rose in 2017 where higher first-year rates and new second and subsequent year rates were introduced.
Under the changes only electric cars which produce zero emissions and cost less than £40,000 will be completely exempt from the car tax rates.
Cars costing over £40,000 will be expected to pay an additional £310 surcharge on top of the car tax rate.
This standard rate charge will vary for drivers depending on what type of car they are and what fuel they use.
-£140 per year for petrol and diesel vehicles
-£130 per year for ‘alternative fuel’ vehicles, such as hybrids
-£0 per year for zero emissions vehicles, such as fully electric
Published at Sun, 30 Dec 2018 08:01:00 +0000