On May 1st, new changes will come into play regarding road tax affecting all drivers. These new changes are aimed it pollution heavy vehicles receiving a sharp increase in road tax, in order to promote more environmental friendly vehicles.
The environmentally friendly plan has sparked outrage when it emerged some drivers would have to pay £245 a year extra – this led to the changes being diluted in last November’s mini budget. Currently, cars registered after March 2001 are split into seven bangs – A to G – depending on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions.
Band A cars, producing less than 100g of CO2 per km pay nothing. But owners in Band G, with more than 225g/km or C02 and registered after March 23rd 2006, pay a staggering £400 per year.
From May 1st the total number of bands will almost double to 13 and take in all cars registered after March 2001.