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ULEVs key part of next government's priorities say SMMT

The SMMT is calling on the new government - no matter which party leads it - to back the UK automotive industry going forward, with ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) a key component of its list of priorities. An extension to the Plug-in Car Grant...

Car Tax 2017 rates added to Car Tax Calculator

Next Green Car has updated its Car Tax Calculator to include the new VED system set to come into force on the 1st April 2017. The new calculator allows users to both check new car tax costs and those of used cars which come under previous VED rules. Full...

NGC Budget 2017 report: New car and fuel tax rates

Next Green Car's in-depth summary of the Chancellor's Budget 2017 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes. Chancellor Philip Hammond made the following motoring-related announcements in the Spring Budget 2017 (extracts...

Follow Budget 2017 with Next Green Car

Next Green Car will be following events live and providing an in-depth summary of Budget 2017 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes. What the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is likely to confirm and announce in this week's...

Car tax changes will see seven out of 10 drivers pay more

It has been estimated that forthcoming VED changes will bring in an additional £1.4 billion for the government over the next four years. Research carried out by HonestJohn.co.uk calculate that more than £500 will be added to the long-term running costs...

Company car tax rates for 2020-21 revealed

Plans for the company car tax bands have been published by HMRC for the tax year 2020 to 2021, with a focus on promoting the use of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The plans have been announced in draft legislation that is now open for consultation,...

Infrastructure focus in Autumn Statement 2016

In today's Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond MP announced a further £390 million investment by 2020-21 in ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). As part of the statement, Mr Hammond...

Company car tax changes could penalise short-range PHEVs

Short range PHEVs could be made to pay more in company car tax if the UK Government decides to make changes to the BIK (Benefit in Kind) rates from 2020 onwards. The move has been suggested as part of a consultation document released by HM Treasury as it...

Guide to forthcoming London Ultra Low Emission Zone

As Next Green Car reported earlier this year, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that London's new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could be introduced as early as 2019 in the latest attempt to reduce air pollution across the capital. This will be...

Green motorists hit under new VED car tax regime

Buyers of lower-emission cars are expected to bear the brunt of changes to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) car tax from next April 2017, with those in the 91-100 g/km of CO2 band hardest hit, seeing costs over six years rise from nothing to £820. Research...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017