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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DavidKlyne replied on 14/08/2019 13:08

Posted on 14/08/2019 13:08

In the scheme of things this is hardly going to be a massive money raising thing for the Government, in fact almost peanuts, as opposed to what it will cost the individual. The fact that it doesn't include larger motorhomes suggests no joined up thinking. If they were serious about emissions they would have taxed all base vehicles the same but that would upset white van man and no Government wants to do that!!!

Where have the Club been is countering this punitive tax?

David

eurortraveller replied on 18/08/2019 09:01

Posted on 17/08/2019 20:30 by DavidKlyne

Petition now stands at 8300. I think it needs only to get to 10000 before the Government have to reply.

David

Posted on 18/08/2019 09:01

I think the government has a reply ready already in draft form. It goes something like this...

" we have already offered incentives to encourage the sale of electric and less polluting vehicles and we intend to pursue this policy. Charging higher rates of tax following the purchase of large cars and motorhomes, priced over£40,000 and mostly powered by diesel, is part of this same policy.

We intend to draw up further legislation to require all Motorhome manufacturers to declare accurate pollution emission figures for their vehicles, something which many of them currently evade doing.

Further legislation will then follow to correct the current anomaly that allows users of very large motorhomes to pay less annual road tax than those who own and run a mini.

We believe these steps are in line with other current moves to improve environmental standards and we do not intend to withdraw them "

 

 

 

JayOutdoors replied on 18/08/2019 09:37

Posted on 18/08/2019 09:37

An interesting discussion with a variety of links to information etc. which I personally found well worth reading so thanks to all who posted them.  I feel various tweakings of taxing the general public’s personally owned transport, including M’home/LV conversions etc, will unfortunately most likely continue by this & probably any future governments - apart from exempt vehicles.

DavidKlyne replied on 18/08/2019 12:33

Posted on 18/08/2019 09:01 by eurortraveller

I think the government has a reply ready already in draft form. It goes something like this...

" we have already offered incentives to encourage the sale of electric and less polluting vehicles and we intend to pursue this policy. Charging higher rates of tax following the purchase of large cars and motorhomes, priced over£40,000 and mostly powered by diesel, is part of this same policy.

We intend to draw up further legislation to require all Motorhome manufacturers to declare accurate pollution emission figures for their vehicles, something which many of them currently evade doing.

Further legislation will then follow to correct the current anomaly that allows users of very large motorhomes to pay less annual road tax than those who own and run a mini.

We believe these steps are in line with other current moves to improve environmental standards and we do not intend to withdraw them "

 

 

 

Posted on 18/08/2019 12:33

That maybe so ET but at least they will have to publicly say that as their intention which up to this point they have been reluctant to do! I don't imagine signing the petition will change anything in terms of reversing the decision but it is a punitive tax and I say that as in the scheme of things it will raise very little money. However if they were to say that all vehicles would be taxed by their emissions that would be the fairer way of doing things. The policy is also one sided in that larger and probably even more expensive motorhomes will not attract the extra tax so there is no joined up writing on the taxation of motorhomes. Whilst none of us like new taxes they are easier to accept if they are fair and apply to everyone. Fortunately, having purchased a new motorhome in March, the extra annual tax won't apply to me!

David

Rowena replied on 19/08/2019 16:51

Posted on 19/08/2019 16:51

Hi everyone, you can read our article on LinkedIn about the Motorhome Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) 2019 here: http://bit.ly/2MnMhDZ

I understand not everyone is on LinkedIn so we will look to see if there's anywhere else we can publish the article for your reference. 

viatorem replied on 19/08/2019 17:19

Posted on 19/08/2019 17:19

Words fail me........... that is primarily a recruitment/ job seeking site!