Motorhome VED Changes

john godfrey replied on 24/07/2019 17:25

Posted on 24/07/2019 17:25

I have recently read that new tax rates will be implemented for motorhomes this autumn that could see a huge rise for vehicles costing more than 40k. Has anyone any further details?

 

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rayjsj replied on 25/07/2019 16:13

Posted on 25/07/2019 16:13

Hmmm, thats decided it for us then, NO trading in our van against a new one. Must be thousands of others feeling exactly the same? 

Watch for more 'Lunar's' out there, in months to come, nothing to do with Brexit and All to do with tampering with car tax levels.....stupid.

 

 

 

 

LeTouriste replied on 02/08/2019 10:02

Posted on 25/07/2019 16:13 by rayjsj

Hmmm, thats decided it for us then, NO trading in our van against a new one. Must be thousands of others feeling exactly the same? 

Watch for more 'Lunar's' out there, in months to come, nothing to do with Brexit and All to do with tampering with car tax levels.....stupid.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 02/08/2019 10:02

It applies to all cars with an RRP of £40,000 or over, and I was wondering if that applied to motorhomes too.   From 1 April 2017, all cars in this bracket would carry a first registration tax, variable according to CO2 band.  Then from year 2 to year 6 they would all carry a tax of £450, and after that all revert to a lower annual tax of £140.

But, from 1 April 2019, for a car, our crafty chancellor moved the goalposts - now it is £465 for petrol or diesel, £320 for electric and £455 for alternative.  The new rate increase is part "wealth tax" and part CO2 emissions.  The question is, will pre-1 April 2019 cars also carry the  later tax?  If so, this would be a show of dishonest intentions by the government by (a) raising the CO2 charge (again), and (b) by increasing the "wealth tax" charge on an historical purchase.  The latter, IMHO, seriously smacks of bureaucratic fraud. It is also out of disposable income that has already been subjected to income tax.

These later figures were obtained from the gov.uk website, but they do not indicate whether or not they will be back dated.

I assume motorhomes are suffering the same money-grabbing penalties!!!

LeTouriste replied on 02/08/2019 10:08

Posted on 25/07/2019 16:13 by rayjsj

Hmmm, thats decided it for us then, NO trading in our van against a new one. Must be thousands of others feeling exactly the same? 

Watch for more 'Lunar's' out there, in months to come, nothing to do with Brexit and All to do with tampering with car tax levels.....stupid.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 02/08/2019 10:08

Problem is, for any motorhome with an RRP of £40,000 or more (the government do not recognise discounts), you would have to buy one no less than six years old.  The charge continues to apply until after the sixth years, regardless of how many owners it has had during this time.

LeTouriste replied on 02/08/2019 11:35

Posted on 02/08/2019 10:08 by LeTouriste

Problem is, for any motorhome with an RRP of £40,000 or more (the government do not recognise discounts), you would have to buy one no less than six years old.  The charge continues to apply until after the sixth years, regardless of how many owners it has had during this time.

Posted on 02/08/2019 11:35

Apologies. I should have said, "you would have to eventually buy one no less than six years old, or one that was registered pre-April 2017."

rayjsj replied on 05/08/2019 10:16

Posted on 05/08/2019 10:16

OK,  read that, SO it appears that nothing has changed ?  Provided Converters do NOT put a final emission amount on the COC, and how can they ?as they dont have the testing equipment, especially some small converters. Then road tax for 3500kg and under stays at £265 and NO punitive over £40000 tax  (not many new motorhomes are under £40000 these days). Over 3500kg stay the same as PHG  at £165.   

We accept Euro 6 engines, why do they keep muddying the water.....very bad for the Motorhome Industry and is scaring prospective customers?

Motorhomes are LONG term purchases, many will still be in use in 20 years time or at least useable, some still with the same owner.

And sales are strong...stop scaring the market.

 

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