Budget 2017: Road Tax rates for 2017/2018

Published 08 March 2017

These are 2017/2018 rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (also known as car tax or road tax) as announced in Budget 2017.

How much is my road tax?

VED bands and rates for cars first registered on or after 1 April 2017

Cars with a list price of over £40,000 when new pay an additional rate of £310 per year on top of the standard rate, for 5 years.

Tax year 2017 to 2018  
C02 emissions (g/km)Standard rate
First year rate
0 £0 £0
1-50 £140 £10
51-75 £140 £25
76-90 £140 £100
91-100 £140 £120
101-110 £140 £140
111-130 £140 £160
131-150 £140 £200
151-170 £140 £500
171-190 £140 £800
191-225 £140 £1200
226-255 £140 £1700
Over 255 £140 £2000

SEE ALSO: Popular cars hammered by 2017 VED changes

VED bands and rates for cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 but before 1 April 2017

From 2017 to 2018 there is no first year rate under the current graduated VED system because the new VED system is coming into effect.

*Includes cars emitting over 225g/km registered before 23 March 2006.

VED bandCO2 emissions (g/km)2016 to 2017
Standard rate
2016 to 2017
First year rate
2017 to 2018
Standard rate
2017 to 2018
First year rate
A Up to 100 £0 £0 £0 N/A
B 101-110 £20 £0 £20 N/A
C 111-120 £30 £0 £30 N/A
D 121-130 £110 £0 £115 N/A
E 131-140 £130 £130 £135 N/A
F 141-150 £145 £145 £150 N/A
G 151-165 £185 £185 £190 N/A
H 166-175 £210 £300 £220 N/A
I 176-185 £230 £355 £240 N/A
J 186-200 £270 £500 £280 N/A
201-225 £295 £650 £305 N/A
L 226-255 £500 £885 £520 N/A
M Over 255 £515 £1,120 £535 N/A

SEE ALSO: Top 50: Cars in tax band A

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

Engine size2016 to 20172017 to 2018
1549cc and below £145 £150
Above 1549cc £235 £245


SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Road Tax



GoonerGeo    on 8 March 2017

When will the Treasury in the name of the DVLA take measures to record and monitor the unregistered EU vehicles that have been in the UK for a continuous 6 months or more thereby bypassing checks and cost of VED, MOT and Insurance obligations.

Over the years it has been estimated that £60m of unpaid VED has slipped through.

If the Treaury does not want it take measures to collect it and give it to the needy NHS budget.

George e

   on 8 March 2017

A simple solution would be to add a few pence to the cost of fuel, then everyone pays as they go, including all the visiting trucks and cars from Europe. No paperwork, no monitoring, no cheating. Job done

paul jenkins    on 8 March 2017

they wont do that its too easy

Scottish Bob    on 8 March 2017

Putting cost of both third party insurance premium as well as VED on fuel would solve problem of uninsured drivers as well as tax dodgers.Drivers could then use top up insurance for fully comprehensive cover on top of basic 3rd party

paul jenkins    on 8 March 2017


HJ 2013    on 8 March 2017

Good idea for VED , but insurance no , 17 year old pays the same as a 50 year old ?

paul jenkins    on 23 March 2017

Putting cost of both third party insurance premium as well as VED on fuel would solve problem of uninsured drivers as well as tax dodgers.Drivers could then use top up insurance for fully comprehensive cover on top of basic 3rd party

so the law abiding motorists should pay for those who are breaking the law too huh...nonesence we already get punished enough we already pay higher insurance premiums to cover those that dont pay, we also pay for those that fill there cars up at the forecourt then drive off without paying

Richard Banks    on 8 March 2017

Visiting trucks from Europe fill up there 1000 litre deisel tanks and Don't go anywhere near a fuel station here.

Richard Fyfe    on 8 March 2017

Todays cost on the open market of Petrol is $0.32 cents a litre or $1.68 US gal.

We are already being ripped off by the government and the distributers, if the monies extorted were used properly by our corrupt politicians the motorist justly should be left without further financial burdens.

Its time the sheepole stood up and say STOP messing with the motorist!

Chris James    on 8 March 2017

All solidarity in this Country ended shortly after WWII and has never been seen since. Provided Coronation Street is available to watch and Facebook is there to rant on, the masses are largely happy and content, it would be far too much effort for them to rise up from their sofa's in order to do anything else!. Sadly, this is seen by the cobweb covered cretins who run the Country to be silent acceptence of what they have done and only serves as further encouragement to screw us over even harder next time, and so the cycle continues.

Edited by Chris James on 08/03/2017 at 20:56

soldierboy000    on 13 March 2017

Yes but those same people always try to excuse themselves and can't see their own failings. Moaning is easier than doing something about it.

Bylane Bill    on 8 March 2017

It would be nice if those who kept older cars on the road, in good order, were given a lower tax band given the resources they are saving the world but hey ho, lets not think outside the box, that would be too easy.

Gardener Paul    on 16 March 2017

My 2001 MGF is now taxed at £240 yet does over 40 mpg with ease (over the claimed mpg figure) and I do less than 1000 miles a year, so road tax costs me more than the petrol I put in it!

Paul Brown

   on 22 April 2017

How is the £40000 calculated. I understand it is on the list price but does that include delivery, first years road tax etc which can add another £1000

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