Budget 2021: Road Tax rates for used cars in 2021/2022

Published 03 March 2021

These are 2021/2022 rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (also known as car tax or road tax) as announced in the Budget 2021.

These VED bands and rates affect older cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 but before 1 April 2017. The higher rates take effect on 1 April 2021.

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CO2 emissions (g/km)Standard rate (2021-2022)
Up to 100 £0
101-110 £20
111-120 £30
121-130 £130
131-140 £155
141-150 £170
151-165 £210
166-175 £250
176-185 £275
186-200 £315
201-225* £340
226-255 £585
Over 255 £600

*Includes cars with a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.

VED bands and rates for cars/vans registered before 1 March 2001

Engine sizeTax year 2021 to 2022
1549cc and below £170
Above 1549cc £280

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Road Tax

Comments

PAUL Frostick    on 3 March 2021

What about cars costing more than £40k new where the rate was £475 for 2017 BMW 520 diesel ?

NickNike    on 3 March 2021

RIP-OFF

Foggy1    on 4 March 2021

I agree but no one forces people to buy German Ladas!

Fenwoman    on 3 March 2021

So once again, the poorest people will be penalised. It's the poorest people who own older cars. We run old ones because we can't afford to spend £5000 + on something newer.
Nothing ever changes when the Tories are in power.

Adam Hardy    on 3 March 2021

I agree with the sentiment but I somehow doubt Liebour (under Corbyn/McDonnell or Starmer) or Lib Undemocrats would be any better....

Edited by Adam Hardy on 03/03/2021 at 20:19

Paul Jenkinz    on 13 March 2021

I agree with the sentiment but I somehow doubt Liebour (under Corbyn/McDonnell or Starmer) or Lib Undemocrats would be any better....


who the heck is Liebour lol

VINCENT MILLARD    on 4 March 2021

So once again, the poorest people will be penalised. It's the poorest people who own older cars. We run old ones because we can't afford to spend £5000 + on something newer. Nothing ever changes when the Tories are in power.

Ageed.

Rob Pollock    on 4 March 2021

Let's not forget that when the 2001 tax rates came in, it was Labour who retrospectively applied the bands to older vehicles after the Conservatives said it wouldn't be, thus increasing the tax burden on large families who had to run older people carriers to ferry their kids around in....

madf    on 15 March 2021

So once again, the poorest people will be penalised. It's the poorest people who own older cars. We run old ones because we can't afford to spend £5000 + on something newer. Nothing ever changes when the Tories are in power.

? The system was put in place by a Chancellor called Gordon Brown... Hardly changed in outline since then

He would have words if you called him a Tory.

Petrolhed    on 3 March 2021

always a fixation on CO2 = petrol cars. We keep being told diesel is worse for pollution but still no penalty for the filthy things, esp the older ones.

4caster    on 3 March 2021

The penalty for diesel cars over petrol cars lies in the fuel duty. Whereas in most European countries, diesel is taxed at a lower rate, in the UK it is taxed at a higher rate than petrol, so it is more expensive. Although Diesel engines produce harmful particulates, they emit less greenhouse gases than petrol engines. My excuse for running a diesel car is that I only do 3,000 miles per year, and if I were to sell it the new owner would probably pollute much more.

Not that I'm claiming that either is good; the sooner we can change to electric cars and renewable sources of electricity the better.

Howard Millichap    on 3 March 2021

You're out of date. Modern diesels with their CATs, DPFs and Adblue are much less polluting than they used to be. In fact they're less polluting than modern petrol cars and produce less CO2 as well.

Ardenpops    on 4 March 2021

Yes you are right. The latest EU6 Diesels are exceptionally clean, much more so than petrol and produce less CO2. They are also very efficient so mpg is improved so less fuel is burnt.

VINCENT MILLARD    on 4 March 2021

always a fixation on CO2 = petrol cars. We keep being told diesel is worse for pollution but still no penalty for the filthy things, esp the older ones.

As I said , my 5 Year old British DERV powered Car, is one of the Cleanest in the World, because the British Design and Manufacture obeyed the rules not like the Rest.

You can't even Smell the Exhaust from my Car and because it's DERV it releases much less CO2, that is causing Climate change.

However we do need to go EV and when you look at the Facts, EV is much much cleaner!

The price is coming down and will fall faster, as the more reasonable priced cars come on to the Market.

Of course there will have to be some sort of Road Tax to pay for the upkeep of the Roads! Or are we prepared to put up with Potholes?

madf    on 5 March 2021

always a fixation on CO2 = petrol cars. We keep being told diesel is worse for pollution but still no penalty for the filthy things, esp the older ones.

As I said , my 5 Year old British DERV powered Car, is one of the Cleanest in the World, because the British Design and Manufacture obeyed the rules not like the Rest.

You can't even Smell the Exhaust from my Car and because it's DERV it releases much less CO2, that is causing Climate change.

However we do need to go EV and when you look at the Facts, EV is much much cleaner!

The price is coming down and will fall faster, as the more reasonable priced cars come on to the Market.

Of course there will have to be some sort of Road Tax to pay for the upkeep of the Roads! Or are we prepared to put up with Potholes?

I take it this is a parody.

Without smileys I cannot be sure.

EddieB    on 3 March 2021

I'll be hanging onto my 1.5 dci as it's £0 car tax

Razoo    on 3 March 2021

Unless HJ's VED chart has an omission, the VED for my 2002 Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 Elegance automatic petrol (CO2 228g/km) appears to have increased from £330 pa to £585 pa; an increase of 77.3%!

Can this really be true, or does the Band K exception for cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km, but were registered before 23 March 2006 still apply?

An annual VED of £585 will price me off the road. Perhaps that's the intention...

VINCENT MILLARD    on 4 March 2021

Unless HJ's VED chart has an omission, the VED for my 2002 Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 Elegance automatic petrol (CO2 228g/km) appears to have increased from £330 pa to £585 pa; an increase of 77.3%! Can this really be true, or does the Band K exception for cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km, but were registered before 23 March 2006 still apply? An annual VED of £585 will price me off the road. Perhaps that's the intention...

You could get a Cleaner Car, GM has always been one of the worst!

Razoo    on 4 March 2021

You could get a Cleaner Car, GM has always been one of the worst!

I'm not sure how your reply is intended to address my question regarding the VED Band K exception for pre-23/03/2006 cars, but I'm sure most everyone could get a cleaner car if they look hard enough, including you with your "5 Year old British DERV powered Car."

madf    on 15 March 2021

Unless HJ's VED chart has an omission, the VED for my 2002 Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 Elegance automatic petrol (CO2 228g/km) appears to have increased from £330 pa to £585 pa; an increase of 77.3%! Can this really be true, or does the Band K exception for cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km, but were registered before 23 March 2006 still apply? An annual VED of £585 will price me off the road. Perhaps that's the intention...

You could get a Cleaner Car, GM has always been one of the worst!

A French car maker own Vauxhall.

glenn hutton    on 4 March 2021

I have a 2003 TVR Tuscan S that is over 225g but fell within the K band due to it being pre-2006. Do we know if this has been removed? VED will jump from £330 to £600 for a weekend car that does 1000 miles a year...

Edited by glenn hutton on 04/03/2021 at 00:06

Razoo    on 4 March 2021

I have a 2003 TVR Tuscan S that is over 225g but fell within the K band due to it being pre-2006. Do we know if this has been removed? VED will jump from £330 to £600 for a weekend car that does 1000 miles a year...

I expect (hope!) that the VED Band K exception for pre-23/03/2006 cars is still in place and that it has simply been omitted from HJ's VED chart.

My Zafira also does less than £1,000 miles per year. At 1,000 miles that equates to 33p/mile VED on top of petrol tax. I think I'm paying my way...

i3 Driver    on 4 March 2021

Will push more older classic cars to be converted to electric

VINCENT MILLARD    on 4 March 2021

But that's German and must be dealt with gently. LOL.

My British Derv car is one of the cleanest in the world! No cheating the Test for the Brits, not like all the German Manufacturers and that Includes Fords. This is why GM Sold the EU end of it's OPs to PSA!

madf    on 5 March 2021

But that's German and must be dealt with gently. LOL.

My British Derv car is one of the cleanest in the world! No cheating the Test for the Brits, not like all the German Manufacturers and that Includes Fords. This is why GM Sold the EU end of it's OPs to PSA!

Which are is that please?

Bruce Dibben    on 4 March 2021

We must presume that electric vehicles are the future but I cannot get any sensible reply to my question. How many potential electric car owners have a drive or garage at their home address? To date, I have no sensible answer to my query from the so-called experts of planet-saving heaven. To house the future burgeoning world population the last thing on planners mind is a charging outlet at one's home address. Eg. a hundred new flats might contain 300 vehicle owners, as today's society expects every adult and their dog to automate.
I would be excited to hear loyal honest John followers put me in the picture.

flumff    on 4 March 2021

All cars went green last year.
No use no pollution.
But lots of lost revenue.

Taxed to death.

Tilly Veal    on 4 March 2021

I pay a little subsidy on my gas & electric bill from Bulb, to offset my diesel vehicle carbon emissions. Yes, I know it isn't a perfect solution, but at least it's something.

David Cleverley    on 5 March 2021

At the moment diesel and petrol vehicles are king of the road not electric vehicles, why, is because the amount of taxis raised to help towards paying our national debt.

   on 7 April 2021

the manufacture of electric batteries is a dirty process that very few people take notice of, The end of life battery has also a very dirty process to content with .
Herr Porsche has the right idea a non toxic synthetic fuel with zero emissions .Also hydrogen power the only emission is H2O .Can you imagine a long distance truck driver or a tractor trying to carry out its function using a battery .there is no charging points in a field

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