From April 2018, changes will come into force for Vehicle Tax, which will affect those who own vans, motorbikes, those who hold motorcycle trade licences as well as cars pre-2017. Those who have or are purchasing cars post-April 2017 will also see some changes.
The change will see the uprating of the Vehicle Excise Duty in line with RPI (the Retail Price Index) for vans, motorbikes and cars registered pre-2017. There will also be a change for those cars registered post April 2017 in the fact that the First Year Rate will increase for those cars under the post-April 2017 system.
Vehicle Tax rates have increased in line with inflation since 2010 and are aimed to ensure that all road users make a fair contribution towards the upkeep of the UK roads.
The changes will come in from 1st April 2018 and will affect many drivers.
All new cars will now have to meet a RDE (Real Driving Emissions) test which consists of two parts. If a car is to avoid going up a tax band then is must pass this test by not exceeding 1.5 times the current emissions limit of 80mg/km NOx.
It is expected that less than 2 million cars will be affected by the new duty rates and it will hit those higher polluting models the most, although the Ford Fiesta is expected to be hit by an extra £20 for year.
If you’re currently in the running for higher Vehicle Excise Duty then you may want to consider swapping to a greener model. If you’re unsure as to what that might be, why not opt for a short-term lease until you find the car that is right for you?
We offer leasing agreements from as little as 28 days and have a wide range of makes and models to choose from. We will also deliver throughout the country. With a short-term leasing starting from as little as £299 + VAT per calendar month it might not be as expensive as you might think.
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