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 and RDE2 
standard diesel cars

First Year rate non- 
RDE2 diesel cars

Alternative fuel
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.