Autumn Budget 2017: Road Tax rates for 2018/2019

Published 22 November 2017

These are 2018/2019 rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (also known as car tax or road tax) as announced in Autumn Budget 2017.

Tax year 2018 to 2019   
CO2 emissions (g/km) Standard rate
First Year Rate First Year Rate
Diesel vehicles*
0 £0 £0 £0
1-50 £140 £10 £25
51-75 £140 £25 £105
76-90 £140 £105 £125
91-100 £140 £125 £145
101-110 £140 £145 £165
111-130 £140 £165 £205
131-150 £140 £205 £515
151-170 £140 £515 £830
171-190 £140 £830 £1240
191-225 £140 £1240 £1760
226-255 £140 £1760 £2070
Over 255 £140 £2070 £2070

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.

*This rate applies to diesel vehicles that do not meet the real driving emissions step 2 (RDE2) standard.

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

CO2 emissions (g/km)Standard rate (2017-2018)Standard rate(2018-2019)
Up to 100 £0 £0
101-110 £20 £20
111-120 £30 £30
121-130 £115 £120
131-140 £135 £140
141-150 £150 £155
151-165 £190 £195
166-175 £220 £230
176-185 £240 £250
186-200 £280 £290
201-225 £305 £315
226-255 £520 £540
Over 255 £535 £555

SEE ALSO: Top 50: Cars in tax band A

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

Engine sizeTax year 2017 to 2018Tax year 2018 to 2019
1549cc and below £150 £155
Above 1549cc £245 £255

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Road Tax



Andrew Hosking    on 22 November 2017

About time,diesel cars have been too favourably priced for too long.....

Chris James    on 22 November 2017

Interesting that there are several worldwide findings researched in several different countries by different entities, that all say that some modern Petrol Cars are far more polluting than earlier diesels, not only through emitting exactly the same amounts of harmful particulates, but also increased CO2 and a very nasty substance called Benzo(a)pyrene which is already well above dangerous levels in most Towns and Cities. So why drive a diesel and poison people with one emission, when you can buy a petrol and kill them off with Three!.

The fact that many new petrol cars are going to be fitted with Particulate Filters (many are already being fitted with them) is probably indicative of the accuracy of the above article and the fact that the industry has been aware of this fact for some time, so guess which engine will be next in the cross hairs for taxing once they have finished with Diesel owners?, as the big revenue generation exercise continues, and anybody changing from diesel back to petrol - especially an older petrol will, I suspect, find their reprieve very shortlived!.

Edited by Chris James on 22/11/2017 at 18:50

Chris James    on 22 November 2017

About time,diesel cars have been too favourably priced for too long.....

Diesel Cars also provide thousands of UK jobs and in fact a whole industry in itself as there are several diesel engine plants all over the UK. Fords diesel engine plant at Dagenham, for example produces over 700,000 diesel engines every year, so what do you think will happen when the demand for diesel engines declines?, these employees won't be paid to stand around for the rest of their working lives in empty factories playing with their phones!, unemployment beckons as yet another industry is at risk of rapidly disappearing from the UK and thousands more will join the benefit queue.

Its not like we manufacture Electric Car batteries, Electric Motors or indeed any Electronic Drive systems in the UK, so we aren't even replacing jobs in the Diesel plant sector with new jobs in the Electric / Hybrid Car sector, just doing what we are best at namely creating more work for other Countries!. Since these diesel plants also keep many other industrial sectors in work, there will likely be a rapid domino effect from the closure of even one plant, taking more jobs and negatively affecting many more businesses. I witnessed this domino effect first hand several years ago, after the closure of ERF trucks at Sandbach, which took with it many other local businesses, so be very careful what you (And the anti-diesel members of the press!) wish for!.

Edited by Chris James on 22/11/2017 at 18:56

Engineer Andy    on 23 November 2017

Chris - just because we have factories in the UK that produce diesel engines does not justify 'not' taxing diesel vehicles in a fair way, in propotion to that of petrol vehicles. Most owners of diesel cars have, for 15 years, got away with far lower tax rates than owners of petrol ones, all due to the myth that are less harmful because of lower CO2 emissions, which, ironically are only valid IF (as with all emissions and their mpg) they are used on longer journeys on fast flowing roads, not quick trips to Tescos or Johnny's school round the corner and home again.

Given that the new rules don't seem to apply to vans, then a small increase in VED/BIK for the vast majority of newer car owners (and only those who've bought a NEW diesel car since April this year [no excuse if you buy it for short trips only, especially after dieselgate] and not older cars, only a small increase in the BIK rate), this isn't going to put thousands out of a job.

Ubermik    on 22 November 2017

I guess now that the AGW global warming tax scam has finally been proven to be a globalists fallacy they have had to change their tack to keep the "peasants" downtrodden and confined

Even with newer petrol engines the MPG still doesn't even come close to the efficiency of diesels plus it takes far more energy per litre to produce petrol as well as the extra handling, transporting and dispensing provisions needed because of its higher flammability

These wasteful snakes will ALWAYS find a way to keep funding their elaborate gravy train

h15t0r1an    on 22 November 2017

+ 1

Doug Hurley    on 22 November 2017

Pollution from individual cars is at without doubt an all time low, however ...there are a lot more cars, because there are a lot more people doh !!

A.Ward    on 24 November 2017

Talking of pollution. Has anyone had a look on the "net" at planes round an airport.
There are thousands of planes per day over the U.K. alone. Just one plane uses more fuel for take off than I will use in my lifetime with my car.On the T.V. a few weeks ago i watched a documentary on cruise ships and there was more pollution on the sun deck than in Manchester, caused by the diesel engines so why pick on the poor motorist. All the talk of this global warming just keeps the boffins in a good job. History tells us that the earth has been warming up for thousands of years

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