Martin Lewis gives money-saving advice on VED car tax
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New changes will see Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates for the most polluting petrol and diesel models rise from the spring. Cars that pump out the highest rate of vehicle emissions will see their first-year rate rise from £2,245 to £2,365 in a £120 rise.
Benefit in Kind rates for cars hired under a salary sacrifice scheme is also set to rise in 2022.
Total rates will increase by one percent across almost all vehicle groups in another financial burden for many.
New Clean Air Zones are also set to launch this year with charging zones set up in Manchester and Bradford.
Although private owners will not be charged, those who run a van or a minicab will be hit with daily fees.
However, the new changes have not been met well by Express readers who warned drivers could soon ‘snap”.
Express reader ‘Samark’ said: “Rip off Britain.
“F*** over the people , we already overpay in taxes, pensioners are the poorest.”
Another added: “So basically those that drive old cars because they can’t afford the ridiculous prices of electric will be penalised so taxing the poorer of society again.”
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Another reader, ‘Northwest’ said: “Ordinary working people are running 10 year old petrol & diesel vehicles because they have far more important bills to pay than buying costly electric cars.”
Another Express reader said: “So income tax is progressive, but car tax is regressive, penalising people because they can’t afford a new electric car!”
‘Backagain’ said: “When will politicians ever learn.
“Those of us that work hard to earn our money only have so much.
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