Spring Statement 2018: Road Tax rates for used cars in 2018/2019

Published 13 March 2018

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

VED bands and rates for used 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

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Trev012    on 15 March 2018

Just where does the money I pay for road tax go to? Yet another increase yet even more potholes are appearing on our roads. Surely the money should go directly back to filling in these monstrosities and give us roads to be proud of again. If Germany can do it, then so can we. I am sick and tired of paying more road tax year on year but also having to spend my hard earned cash having to constantly repair my car with broken springs and damaged wheels, etc..... We should ALL stand firm to a man, and refuse to contribute anymore to this governments coffers. I am totally p1$$ed off with this ever increasing rise :-(

Colin Canada    on 15 March 2018

I agree with you... enough is enough

james04cooper    on 15 March 2018

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

   on 15 March 2018

It's also time for them to drop this whole C02 tax related nonsense. C02 is not a pollutant or a threat to the planet and there is no sound scientific evidence to say otherwise. Look into it for yourself.

We have been lied to so vigorously and for so long on C02 most people now believe the lie or dont even question it.

By all means, tax real pollutants such as particulates or noxious gas emissions but stop treating us as uneducated fools on C02. Please!

ITISME    on 15 March 2018

The whole Tax system is a shambles.
The Government needs to be put on notice abolish car tax by 5TH April2019 or we motoritsts will vote in a new goverment.
Perhaps the Daily Telegraph and HJ will organise a Parliament Petition

jeeringtowser    on 15 March 2018

Fine in principle, but your new government would probably try to be greener than the present one.

Geoff Batchelor    on 16 March 2018

Road tax and Fuel duty, like all taxes go into the common government fund. They have never been dedicated to motoring issues, nor will they ever be.

Pot holes are the responsibility of local authorities for the most part. Local Authorities have had the largest cuts in government expenditure over recent years. They have had to concentrate on their statutory duties (e.g. homing the houseless, looking after orphans, helping the very aged) rather than non-statutory ones like filling in pot-holes.

Despite major cuts in the base price of petrol & diesel over the last couple of years, the government has not increased Fuel Duty at all, even though there should have been at least an inflationary increase. Given the low base price of fuel, it might have been a good time for the Chancellor to nudge up fuel duty a penny or two.

Finally, despite all the cuts, lack of spending on roads, swingeing cuts to council payments, reductions in welfare payments, reductions in payments to the handicapped, a multi year freeze on public servant's pay; yes despite all this and more, the Government still pays out more every year than it receives in tax. The only answer to this is either to spend less or raise more in taxes. The government has, so far, gone for spending less, but is probably reaching the end of the (pot-holed) road on this option.

I should also perhaps mention that Government spending on roads is far larger than it's expenditure on any other transport method. Also if you keep moaning about Road Tax and Fuel Duty too much, then you will end up with road pricing, and it will serve you right

PS I am NOT a supporter of the current government.
PPS I agree the current tax system is a shambles, but I suspect that you wouldn't like a sensible one either.

   on 17 March 2018

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas, hydrogen sulphide is a poisonous gas and sulphur dioxide is also poisonous. Petrololium gasses from filling or spillage or unturned fuel has more of a greenhouse effect than CO2.
I believe my diesel with its euro 6 compliance equipment and urea injection, gives less pollutants than most petrol cars.

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