Budget 2018: Philip Hammond’s roads spending and motoring plans ahead of Brexit


Chancellor Phillip Hammond has outlined his latest Budget and there is some good news for motorists.
Phillip Hammond budget 2017: implications and details for drivers - diesel, fuel duty, driverless cars, road tax and more

Environmental study recommends fuel duty rises


The UK Government should increase future fuel duty rates "at least in line with inflation", a new study recommends.
Reader Letters: Princess Anne’s Scimitar, wide cars, autonomous vehicles and taxing motorcycles

Reader Letters: The Princess's Scimitar, wide cars


In Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, he praised three-door sports estates, saying that Princess Anne “had” one. Make that “has”.
Nigel Mansell: Lewis Hamilton did nothing wrong by allegedly avoiding tax on jet

Nigel Mansell: Hamilton did nothing wrong on tax


Former Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell has told Sunday Times Driving that Lewis Hamilton has done nothing wrong by allegedly avoiding...
Reader Letters: Smart motorways, disabled parking spaces, motorway etiquette and reporting drivers without tax

Reader Letters: Smart motorways and blue badges


David Holden complains of the “war on motorists” after receiving a ticket for driving at 57mph in a 50mph limit — and wonders whether to...
New car sales fall in April 2017

Dramatic drop in car sales


Car sales have suffered a serious misfire, with a dramatic fall in April. Drivers are reported to have brought forward their purchase of a new...
Reader Letters: French flies, car tax tussles, Welsh road signs and wave power

Reader Letters: Tax tussles and French flies


"After accumulating what seemed to be most of France’s flies on my windscreen, I followed a friend’s tip and attacked them with a wet wipe."
Reader Letters: Welsh road signs, road tax truths, cycling clothing, driverless cars and trusting the politicians

Reader Letters: Tax truths and signage goofs


We have recently moved to Wales, where the road signs are in two languages. It can be very difficult to pick up where the English text starts...
What are the new car tax rules in the UK?

What are the new road tax rules?


From tomorrow, the rules on road tax for new cars will change dramatically, partly in order to increase funds coming into the Treasury.
Opinion: If Uber is worth what the investors claim, I’ll eat my brake pads

Opinion: If Uber is worth what the investors claim


With a name like Uber, a business could not make the scale of its ambitions clearer. Deutschland über alles, and all that...
Drivers pay £40m by card fees on road tax

Drivers pay £40m by card fees on road tax


Motorists have paid £40 million in “rip-off” credit-card charges when buying road tax in the past five years.

Reader Letters: Keyless capers and tax bombshells


"Is there anyone who finds keyless cars useful?" and other questions in this week's post bag.
Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax change shock, advise experts

Buy your car before April 1 to avoid tax shock


Buying a car is confusing for most at the best of times but with new car tax rules being brought in on April 1 this year, buyers are advised...