Just been looking at the new car tax bands introduced in the Nov 08 pre budget and for my car I'm going to be paying the following car tax...
2008 - Â£210
2009 - Â£215
2010 - Â£245
2011 - Â£550 !!!!!! along with 2.5 million other people.
I bought the car new and in 2011 it'll be 10 years old with 100k on the clock. Still loads more use in it so no need to buy another car with all the inherent carbon footprint that involves. BUT Gordon and Darling seem intent on making me scrap it 'cos it'll be more expensive to tax and have no resale value 'cos who'll want to buy these higher taxed cars? You only have to look at the residual prices of the 4*4s with the double wammy of high petrol prices and high tax to see what's happened (btw it's not 4*4 and gets 40mpg) Oh and it can't be seen as a "green" tax 'cos it has no relevance on the usage of the car. Just as well I cycle to work most days so I do my bit to limit the tax they get from petrol sales
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