What do the new road tax rules mean for you?


New Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rules have come into place, meaning that you might be about to save a bit, or spend a bit more, on your road tax.
Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer - Budget 2020

Budget 2020: Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlines plans


Today's Budget was not only Rishi Sunak's first real test in his new role as Chancellor but potentially the trickiest for the Treasury in years.
M6 Toll motorway booth driver POV

Toll roads could be needed to plug EV road tax gap


A new form of road pricing will be needed if the government is serious about banning petrol and diesel cars, a cross-party group of MPs has said.
New higher grade biofuel risks damaging hundreds of thousands of cars

Chancellor suggests fuel duty rate could soon rise


Britain's fuel duty tax rate could soon be raised for the first time in nearly a decade, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has suggested.
More old cars on Britain's roads

More old cars on Britain's roads


More old bangers are being driven on British roads after the number of new cars sold in the UK dropped for the first time in six years.
Car sales drop 16 per cent amid diesel confusion and continued uncertainty over Brexit

Car sales plunge amid continued uncertainty


Sales of new cars show no sign of bouncing back as the latest figures, released today, reveal a 15.7% drop in demand...
Diesel tax anger as new models beat petrol in NOx pollution tests

New diesel models beat petrol in pollution tests


Some new diesel cars are much less polluting than new petrol cars, according to research. Independent tests have identified 11 diesel models, in
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Budget 2017: everything drivers need to know


The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced the government’s 2017 Budget. Here's what you need to know.
Reader Letters: Electric car questions, flat batteries, road tax vigilantes and are parking brakes on automatics necessary?

Reader Letters: Electric car and tax vigilantes


"The government’s plan to ban the sale of pure diesel and petrol cars from 2040 sounds ambitious to me. Will there be sufficient power..."
Government to announce diesel car scrappage scheme 'within days'

Government to announce diesel scrappage scheme


A diesel car scrappage scheme will be announced "within days", according to reports, as the government scrambles to reduce air pollution.
Improved roads and more bypasses to be paid for by road tax

Improved roads and bypasses paid for by road tax


The government has announced plans to build new bypasses across Britain, as it attempts to tackle congestion in towns and cities. In a surprise
London pay-per-mile road charging proposal

Drivers in London face first pay-per-mile charge


Drivers in London could face a pay-per-mile road charge, as proposals are considered to cut the level of harmful air pollution and congestion wit
The best cars to avoid paying road tax (VED)

The best cars for avoiding road tax (VED)


Every driver knows how expensive it can be to run a car, even before paying costly annual road tax. And since April’s changes to car tax,