Will car tax go up in April due to WLTP changes?

We are looking to buy a new/nearly new car and have tested a Peugeot 5008 over the weekend. The dealer mentioned something about people buying cars now because from April the road tax will change due to WTLP. I've had a look online and can't find any real detail on this - do you know what's happening? Does it only affect new cars or used cars as well?

Asked on 25 February 2020 by TheMistryMan

Answered by Dan Powell
This is correct: VED rates will change, as part of the shift to WLTP CO2 bands for road tax. It will only affect the 'showroom' first-year tax rate. The annual VED will remain unchanged: www.honestjohn.co.uk/cheap-road-tax/ and used cars won't be affected.

For more information on WLTP, see: www.honestjohn.co.uk/what-is-wltp-new-fuel-economy.../
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