Reform call ahead of vehicle tax widening

By Dan Peters | 05 October 2023

A senior local government figure has called for the expansion of vehicle excise duty (VED) to zero-emission vehicles to be an ‘opportunity to reform’.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt last year announced that electric vehicle owners would be hit by a new tax from April 2025, with an annual charge of up to £165 for cars and £290 for vans estimated to raise an extra £1.6bn by 2027-28.

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