More NewsExtra tax for ‘gas guzzlers’

Extra tax for ‘gas guzzlers’

Double tax rate expected for most polluting cars

UK taxpayers who drive the most polluting gas-guzzling cars will be hit with
a steep increase in road taxes.

According to
The
Times
, Brown is planning on doubling the tax on these cars in a move
aimed at enhancing his green credentials before he takes over as prime minister.

Brown
is predicted to say that the current tax of £210 for the 225,000 least fuel
efficient cars purchased brand new since last April — including most 4x4s and
sports cars — will rise steadily, increasing to at least £400.

Environmental groups though have called for road tax to be raised to between
£1,000 to £2,000 for the worst-offending vehicles – in terms of carbon dioxide
emissions.

Further reading:

Brown’s
budget to be most politically motivated ever

Grant
Thornton warns Brown to cut business taxes

Brown:
taxation not the answer to tackling global warming

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