Budget 2018: Road Tax rates for used cars in 2019/2020

Published 30 October 2018

These are 2019/2020 rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (also known as car tax or road tax) as announced in the Budget 2018.

VED bands and rates for used cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 but before 1 April 2017. Higher 2019/20 rates take effect on 1 April 2019.

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CO2 emissions (g/km)Standard rate (2018-2019)Standard rate(2019-2020)
Up to 100 £0 £0
101-110 £20 £20
111-120 £30 £30
121-130 £120 £125
131-140 £140 £145
141-150 £155 £160
151-165 £195 £200
166-175 £230 £235
176-185 £250 £260
186-200 £290 £300
201-225 £315 £325
226-255 £540 £555
Over 255 £555 £570

SEE ALSO: Top 50: Cars in tax band A

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

Engine sizeTax year 2018 to 2019Tax year 2019 to 2020
1549cc and below £155 £160
Above 1549cc £255 £265

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Road Tax

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CHD    on 30 October 2018

My 12 year old (2006) Vauxhall Signum 2.8 V6 will, from April 2019, be targeted with an annual VED rate of £570. Assuming VED rates do not change over10 years, a 2019 buyer of a similar "over 255 (g/km) CO2 emmissions" vehicle will pay £3440 in VED whilst I will contribute £5700 to the Treasury. Same amount of pollution per kilometre, but the new car driver pays less? Hypocrisy? Perhaps. But I know for certain I'll still be as proud of my Siggy10 years on from now, and paying the punitive tax will still be a pleasure.

TheGentlemanThug    on 30 October 2018

So my Civic 1.8 will go up by a whole £5 eh? Can't say that will encourage me to change it any time soon, despite it being almost eight years old. Speaking of, perhaps drivers who keep their cars running for as long as possible should be rewarded? I wonder how much pollution my car would generate over another five years compared to how much pollution would be generated if I bought a new one and ran it for the same length of time?

Edited by Bicycle_Repair_Man on 30/10/2018 at 16:41

Vivien Barber    on 2 November 2018

I thoroughly agree. I have a nine-year-old Audi A3 and I am not going to change it any time soon. Think of the metals, materials, electricity, water etc. consumed in building a replacement for it! It's still on its original battery, exhaust etc [and through laziness I haven't even changed its keyfob batteries - it doesn't seem to have noticed].

Anthony Rice    on 30 October 2018

Reference is made to cars registered before 2001 and the tax payable but does that mean tax exemption for " classic " cars has been done away with?

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