Increase in New Motorhome 1st Registration fee

Martatin replied on 18/07/2019 06:02

Posted on 18/07/2019 06:02

Been looking at purchasing a new Motorhome and been informed that there are plans to increase first registration fee to a figure over £2000. Has anyone got any information on this?

DavidKlyne replied on 18/07/2019 09:10

Posted on 18/07/2019 09:10

According to this document the first years licencing rates are £2000 if emissions are in excess of 255 g/km. I wonder whether this applies to motorhomes as tax and VED rates are the same as commercial vehicles, one rate up to 3500kgs and another for vehicles of 3501kgs and above. If that remains the situation even the additional tax for vehicles over £40000 in value would not impact on motorhomes? Unless anyone knows differently!

David

Tinwheeler replied on 18/07/2019 09:52

Posted on 18/07/2019 09:52

The high first reg fee has not applied to MHs up until now so I’d not worry about it. Even if it is introduced, I don’t think £2k extra on a £60-£70k MH is going to make a terrific difference to a buyer’s outlay. 

rayjsj replied on 19/07/2019 17:15

Posted on 18/07/2019 11:04 by cyberyacht

Sounds like the Treasury have just latched on to another income stream.

Posted on 19/07/2019 17:15

Or a way to kill an increasing market stone dead, new car sales look increasingly sick due to stupid new taxes...I would have changed my Toyota Yaris petrol by now (£30 annual road tax) but not while new vehicle taxes are SO confusing.

My understanding on Motohomes though is that their emission level is NOT on the V5 logbook, so the new confusing tax levels do NOT apply ?

JVB66 replied on 19/07/2019 17:21

Posted on 18/07/2019 09:52 by Tinwheeler

The high first reg fee has not applied to MHs up until now so I’d not worry about it. Even if it is introduced, I don’t think £2k extra on a £60-£70k MH is going to make a terrific difference to a buyer’s outlay. 

Posted on 19/07/2019 17:21

It could be part the "deal" when haggling a new vehicle wink

Dorset Diver replied on 20/07/2019 14:25

Posted on 20/07/2019 14:25

Seems to apply only to vehicles up to 3.5t and is in line with the uplift on all new diesels regardless of body type.