If you look at what Gordon Brown announced in the Budget yesterday, his primary focus for motorists was on environmental impact. The highest-polluting vehicles (Band G in the new car tax banding system introduced last year) have been hit hardest, with road tax increased initially to £300 and up to £400 in April next year. There was a win for drivers of the least-polluting vehicles, with a cut on road tax of £35. Fuel duty has increased by 2p, in line with inflation.
How have these changes affected you? Do you think green taxation is a step in the right direction in tackling the environmental issue? As always your comments are most welcome!
Also, if you have not read it yet, please look at Rob’s post about how downsizing your car and then renting when you need a larger one, can save you large sums of money (as well as CO2 emissions). Given yesterday’s news it looks like we need to update our calculations with a little extra saving!