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Drivers with petrol or diesel cars to face new car tax rules

Drivers with petrol or diesel cars will be penalized under new car tax rules.

They have been told it will be based on the type of vehicle they drive.

Vehicle Excise Duty will rise for all drivers and the increase will come into effect on April 11.

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Sean Kemple, spokesperson for Close Brothers Motor Finance, said car owners of petrol and diesel cars would be more affected based on the “type of vehicle they are purchasing”.

It means drivers who own models that produce more air pollution will be more affected.

Mr Kemple warned of the “challenge” as more drivers switch to electric cars, saying the Government would need to “offset” tax revenues.

Speaking to the Express, Mr Kemple said: “You can see the incentive from a tax perspective of road tax and benefit in kind moving towards lower emission vehicles.

“That’s better for everyone involved so it’s a win-win situation.

“The challenge then is, how does the Government then offset those tax receipts in terms of what they would have been getting from petrol and diesel vehicles?

“What you then see is the consumers of petrol and diesel, in their view, I suppose being penalized by the type of vehicle they are purchasing.”

The VED rates will rise to £2,365 for vehicles that produce over 255 g/km of CO2 pollution.

This is a rise of £120 from the 2021 rate.

Drivers of cars that produce 226 to 255 g/km of CO2 pollution will rise by £105, and those producing 191 to 225 g/km will increase by £75.

If your vehicle produces less than 75 g/km of CO2, you will not see a rise in the VED rate.

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