Budget Road Tax

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  1. Ivory55

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    With a big hike in road tax especially for big motors will people get them registered in Romania or other East European countries to save tax like haulage companies do ?
     
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    I'll worry about it if I buy a new vehicle in 2017. It won't affect either the motorhome or the car until then and only then if I buy new.....
     
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    mine is not new. so I am all right.
     
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  4. DanielFord

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    Have I missed something, I thought that the road tax was being evened out, and only new cars subject to the CO2 rating?
     
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    No, because if you live in a country more than 6 months you have to register your vehicle there. You could only initially register a vehicle in a different country I think if you lived there.

    The new VED rates are a huge change, it will be a flat rate of £140 for all cars below £40K, so the current rates of say £10 for a small car disappear ad become £140. The £450 charge for cars over £40K won't as I read it apply to MHs, as it mentions only cars. The wording is:

    "Reform of vehicle excise duty (VED) rates and bands for post-2017 cars – The government will introduce a new VED banding system for cars registered on or after 1 April 2017. First year rates (FYRs) will vary according to the carbon dioxide emissions of the vehicle. There will be a flat standard rate (SR) of £140 for all cars except those emitting 0 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre (gCO2/km), for which the standard rate will be £0. Cars with a list price above £40,000 will attract a supplement of £310 per year for the first 5 years in which the standard rate is paid. The new VED system will be reviewed as necessary to ensure that it continues to incentivise the cleanest cars. "

    I am not sure how the last sentence squares with abolishing the current rates of £10 and £25 for small low polluting vehicles! Only the £0 rate remains for zero emission cars.
     
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  6. DanielFord

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    Thankyou @DBK That was my understanding, in my case that means one of my cars VED gets reduced, and the other goes up and the MH stays the same. Overall I win very slightly.
    The abolition of the £10 and £25 rates will hurt people with things like a Prius, not only do they have a rubbish car, they now have to pay loads more VED :D
     
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    No you don't. Nothing changes for you. It only applies to new cars registered after 1st April 2017. The existing bands stay for vehicles registered before that date.
     
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    Quite so, I missed the post 2017 bit, never mind I got my hopes up too early :-(
     
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    Now begs the question, why would anyone in their right mind buy a Prius?
     
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    They wouldn't. The only people who buy Priuses (Priuii ?) are those people who want to be smug about it.

    If you really feel the need to buy an electric car then:

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    That isn't a car, that is pornography, plain and simple! :wasntme:
     
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    Seriously? It's a BMW, and like any other BMW is has no style, no flair, no character, and apparently, no indicators :)
     
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    Why on earth would BMW fit indicators? Their drivers never use them! :imoutahere:
     
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    Precisely :)
     
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    I have seen it interpenetrated elsewhere as VED on 3500kg camper (classed the same as cars?) will be taxed at the £450 figure yearly for first 5 years:(

    well I guess we cant expect the poor to continue to bare the brunt of everything...
     
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    why should we? We own the road :whistle:
     
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    That will knock the boll@@ks out of the car industry in 2017 then? Just when it's back on it's feet. No point in buying a low emissions car then????

    My car is a 2009 if I was thinking of changing it, best to do something early in 2016, otherwise there will be nothing left in the showrooms!
     
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    Breaks down in the most awkward of places on a regular basis very expensively, all that glitters is not gold ?;)
     
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    "I have seen it interpenetrated elsewhere as VED on 3500kg camper (classed the same as cars?) will be taxed at the £450 figure yearly for first 5 years:("

    So buy a 'van that weighs more than 3500kgs. (or get it uprated BEFORE it is registered)
     
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  20. Judge Mental

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    Changing van next year anyway.... car as well by the look of it!
     
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