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London halts road charging schemes

London's Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone charge have been suspended until further notice, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The move from Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has come about to free up movement for key workers within the capital....

NGC Budget Report: Boost for UK electric vehicle market

Next Green Car's summary of the Chancellor's Budget 2020 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes and incentives. Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the following motoring-related announcements in the Budget 2020 (extracts reproduced...

BIK rates scrapped for EVs in 2020-21

HM Treasury has announced Company Car Tax rates up until Financial Year 2022-23, and plans to use reduced rates for zero tailpipe-emission models to boost sales. With new figures, the government aims "to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all...

Ultra Low Emission Zone now operational in London

From today, 8th April 2019, drivers of the most polluting cars and vans entering central London will have to pay £12.50 per day to drive within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in addition to the Congestion Charge where it applies. The ULEZ charge,...

NGC Budget 2018 report on motoring

Budget 2018 is one of the lightest-touch budgets for UK motorists for some time and makes no significant changes to transport taxation. What motoring-related announcements were made by the Chancellor Philip Hammond are as follows: Fuel Duty – FROZEN...

PHEVs lose Plug-in Car Grant as EVs see funding cut

All current plug-in hybrids will not be eligible for the UK Government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) from Friday 9th November 2018, after the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today (Thursday 11th October) that changes to funding will also see grants...

Fuel duty to be frozen in coming budget

Fuel duty will be frozen when the Autumn Budget 2018 is announced later this month, with the news set to be confirmed by the Prime Minister at the ongoing Conservatory Party conference. The move will see fuel duty frozen for the ninth year in a row,...

EVs set to get Advisory Fuel Rate

The UK Government is set to introduce an Advisory Fuel Rate (AFR) for electric vehicles at 4p per mile from 1st September 2018, removing some of the uncertainty around EVs used as company cars. Due to be termed an Advisory Electricity Rate, the new...

C-Charge changes set to focus on EVs from next year

Transport for London is considering making only electric vehicles exempt from paying the Congestion Charge from April next year, tightening regulations that currently allow a small number of hybrid models to be driven in the zone without charge. A consultation...

Government considers fuel duty increase

The UK Government is considering lifting its eight-year fuel duty freeze, with the millions of pounds in additional revenue to be used to tackle the public spending deficit. The Guardian reports that an additional £800 million would be raised according...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2020