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New rates for road tax confirmed

An increase in Vehicle Excise Duty, in line with inflation, was confirmed in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement last month. The new rates took effect from 1 April.

The annual VED for cars when they are first registered is now as follows:
Emissions (g/km) of CO2      First year rate petrol cars               First Year rate                         Alternative fuel cars
                                                  and RDE2 standard diesel cars     non- RDE2 diesel cars
0                                               £0                                                         £0                                             £0
1-50                                         £10                                                       £25                                           £0
51-75                                       £25                                                       £110                                        £15
76-90                                       £110                                                    £130                                         £100
91-100                                     £130                                                   £150                                         £120
101-110                                   £150                                                   £170                                          £140
111-130                                    £170                                                  £210                                         £160
131-150                                   £210                                                   £530                                         £200
151-170                                   £530                                                   £855                                         £520
171-190                                    £855                                                 £1,280                                       £845
191-225                                    £1,280                                              £1,815                                       £1,270
226-255                                   £1,815                                                £2,135                                       £1,805
Over 255                                 £2,135                                                 £2,135                                      £2,125

Subsequent VED payments from the second year onwards are now £145 for petrol and diesel cars, and £135 for alternative fuel vehicles. Pure electric cars are exempt. Cars with a list price over £40,000 will pay a £310 supplement for five years from the second time the vehicle is taxed.

For cars first registered between 1 March, 2001, and 31 March, 2017, the VED rates are as follows:

VED Band   CO2 emissions (g/km)   Standard rate*
A                   Up to 100                        £0
B                   101-110                           £20
C                   111-120                          £30
D                   121-130                          £125
E                    131-140                          £145
F                    141-150                          £160
G                    151-165                         £200
H                    166-175                         £235
I                      176-185                        £260
J                      186-200                         £300
K                      **201-225                    £325
L                       226-255                       £555
M                     Over 255                     £570

* There is an alternative fuel discount in 2019/20 of £10 for all cars.
 ** includes cars emitting over 225 g/km registered before March 23, 2006.

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Posted on 4th April 2019 at 1:04 PM

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