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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LeTouriste replied on 10/08/2019 11:07

Posted on 10/08/2019 11:07

You have got it wrong, rayjsj.  The £40,000 and over applies to both cars and motorhomes, and this is clearly stated in the government website, and which can be found by following the link provided by TonylshUK.

rayjsj replied on 13/08/2019 22:25

Posted on 13/08/2019 17:14 by Kev155

Looks like things are changing from 01/09/2019, will put the brakes on Motorhome sales for sure

Posted on 13/08/2019 22:25

Put the brakes on,  it will kill them stone dead !  We will definitely Not be trading our 2014 motorhome in for a new one any time soon.....we will make it last. As we have with our 2010 car,which has car tax at £30.   Surely the opposite effect to what they are hoping ? Do they WANT us to buy newer more eco friendly vehicles ?

SteveL replied on 13/08/2019 23:11

Posted on 13/08/2019 23:11

It wouldn't have made any difference on our decision to change from a caravan to a MH. Effectively a very expensive purchase has increased by £1900 and will then cost £200 more a year to tax.

BoleroBoy replied on 14/08/2019 09:32

Posted on 14/08/2019 09:32

Ray, I don't think 'they' actually want us to buy any sort of vehicle....were inundated with them...just look at today's average fleet outside their houses.....three or four cars...

parking, anywhere, is a nightmare..

the inclusion of MH into the general vehicle taxation system was always going to come, but why does a cleaner van attract more tax.

the base vehicle manufacturers have been clobbered until they produce cleaner and cleaner engines yet users of these clean machines still get clobbered again..

ill stick with what we have, and head for places with large open spaces and still welcome us...

JVB66 replied on 14/08/2019 10:32

Posted on 14/08/2019 10:32

Interesting document,I wonder how long it will be before some one says but what about cars and towing which blows emissions for the tow vehicle out the windowsurprised

DavidKlyne replied on 14/08/2019 11:06

Posted on 14/08/2019 11:06

It seems odd that the have only applied this "light goods vehicles" They seem to have missed the opportunity to apply it to the heavier motorhomes which already have even lower VED. I wonder how long that will continue for? If you have the right licence we will have the ridiculous situation whereby manufacturers will suddenly  produce heavier motorhomes to avoid the extra tax burden?

David

MichaelT replied on 14/08/2019 12:10

Posted on 14/08/2019 11:06 by DavidKlyne

It seems odd that the have only applied this "light goods vehicles" They seem to have missed the opportunity to apply it to the heavier motorhomes which already have even lower VED. I wonder how long that will continue for? If you have the right licence we will have the ridiculous situation whereby manufacturers will suddenly  produce heavier motorhomes to avoid the extra tax burden?

David

Posted on 14/08/2019 12:10

Yep as far as I can tell over 3.5t yo are still PHGV so not affected.

BoleroBoy replied on 14/08/2019 12:31

Posted on 14/08/2019 12:31

"2.3 Stakeholderviews

Some industry groups think this change will damage sales of motorhomes. The National Caravan Council has called for an urgent minor amendment to the Finance Bill, to reclassify motorhomes as commercial vehicles for the purpose of VED. This campaign has been backed by the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA).4

HM Treasury have not indicated any intention to make such change

 

sums it up.