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Tax Rises For Diesel Cars Come Into Force On 1st April 2018

  • Friday, March 09, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

The blog this week is about the tax rises for diesel cars coming into effect from the 1st April 2018. So what are these changes? Read below to find out.

In the Autumn Budget last year, the Chancellor announced that all new diesel cars from 1 April 2018 will face going up a VED band if they fail to meet the latest Euro 6 standards under real-world testing. First year car tax for all diesel cars that aren’t compliant face an increase by anything from £20 for a car like the Ford Fiesta, the Range Rover Evoque SD4 will rise by £315, a Landrover Discovery will rise by £400 and the Porsche Cayenne by £500, right up to an increase of up to £560 in the first year depending on the car, model and its current emissions. The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has said that the proceeds raised from these tax increases will go towards a new £220 million 'Clean Air Fund' to tackle pollution.

It is worth noting that these changes only apply to new diesel cars, not vans, and do not impact on the subsequent £140 yearly fees that all cars have to pay after the first year. There has been no indication from the government that the tax will change after the first year of ownership. This is being termed a showroom tax and unsurprisingly the government have not publicised this very much.

Diesel cars

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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