VED changes from 1st April 2017
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In 2015 the Government announced that the way in which they charge Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – also known as Road Tax, Car Tax, Road Fund License (RFL), the Tax Disc, Car duty – would change from 1st April 2017.


  • It will NOT apply retrospectively to vehicles registered before that date
  • It will NOT apply to other vehicle types, e.g. Commercial Vehicles, Motorbikes, HGVs.

NEW VED RULES

  • From April 2017, the First Year Licence rate of VED will continue to be related to the CO2 emissions of the vehicle – but the bands will change and rates due will increase.
  • In the second and subsequent years the ‘Standard’ rate of VED will no longer be related to CO2 but will be related to the list price of the vehicle
  • For vehicles with ‘List Price’ of £40,000.00 or less, the rate will be £140
  • For vehicles with ‘List Price’ over £40,000.00, an ‘additional rate’ of £310 (a total of £450) will be due for 5 years from end of the First Year Licence
  • After the additional rate expires the £450 will revert to £140, or whatever the prevailing rate is at the time.

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CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE?

  • A Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 180HP HSE has an OTR price of £38,065 and a DVLA List Price of £37,810 so it falls below the £40,000 threshold for the additional rate of VED. However, if you add Premium Metallic Paint (£1,245) and a deployable towbar (£985) to that vehicle it pushes the DVLA List Price to £40,040 – over £40,000. The vehicle would be liable for the additional £450 Standard Rate of VED in future years.
  • If instead of choosing the Premium Metallic Paint at £1,245, standard Metallic Paint at £625 was ordered, then the DVLA List Price would be £39,420 – which is BELOW the £40,000 threshold and the vehicle would NOT be liable for the additional standard rate of VED in future years. This could save the owner up to £1,550 (£310 for five years) of VED charges in the future.’

Whether the DVLA List Price of a particular vehicle falls above or below the £40,000 threshold will be determined by DVLA List Price of the standard vehicle and the options then fitted to it.


OUTMANEUVER THE LATEST INCREASE IN VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY

If you're thinking of buying a new Land Rover or upgrading from your existing vehicle, by ordering now you’ve got the best chance of beating the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) road tax increase on 1st April.

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