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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...

Follow Budget 2016 with Next Green Car

Follow Budget 2016 live on Wed 16th March with Next Green Car as the Chancellor announces future levels of fuel duty, vehicle excise duty and company car tax rates. Click here for Budget 2016 report: New car and fuel tax rates >> Next Green Car...

VW investigation slashes number of cars with CO2 issue

Volkswagen has announced that the investigations regarding incorrect CO2 emissions and fuel economy figures are almost complete - and the news is largely positive. At the beginning of November, the VW Group revealed that around 800,000 vehicles could...

VW scandal has discouraged customers says workers' chief

Volkswagen faces lower sales as customer confidence has been hit by the emissions scandal according to the company's work's council leader. Bernd Osterloh, who represents the work force at the VW Group, told Reuters that the company's understated CO2 emissions...

Diesel cars hit by Chancellor's Spending Review

In a surprise move, Chancellor George Osbourne has announced that the three per cent diesel supplement in company car tax will remain in place until 2021, cancelling plans to drop it next year. The announcement was made in today's (Tuesday 25th November)...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:14th Feb 2017