GB News: Brexiteer MP on push to scrap EU tax on motorhomes
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From the start of January, drivers were no longer required to have a Green Card when travelling in the European Union. The European Commission announced that from August 2021, UK drivers will no longer need a Green Card to show proof of insurance when taking their vehicles into an EU country (or Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Andorra or Liechtenstein).
A Green Card is also no longer needed when applying for motorhome insurance who have EU cover.
A driver with motorhome insurance documents will be sufficient and will give road users the same level of cover as they have in the UK.
Drivers will still require a green card when driving in Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
According to the Caravan Club, separate Green Cards are required for cars, motorhomes and anything towed by a motorised vehicle, including caravans, trailers and trailer tents/folding campers.
A Green Card for a car or motorhome needs to have Category A (“Car”) ticked.
A Green Card for a caravan, trailer or trailer tent/folding camper needs to have Category F (“Trailer”) ticked.
This comes after Richard Holden, Conservative MP for North West Durham, spoke on GB News about major tax changes he campaigned against.
These changes would have left some businesses “crippled” over having to pay tax on motorhomes as high as on a new Rolls Royce.
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Mr Holden said: “Within a few days of being elected, I found out that an EU directive was being put in which was going to see a 705 percent increase on tax on a motorhome.
“Basically, taxing the same as a £40,000 motorhome, which some might buy as they’re approaching retirement, as a new Rolls Royce every year.
“This was going to cripple local businesses, particularly 500 people in my constituency.
“So I thought, this is crazy, we’re leaving the EU, and so why aren’t we pursuing this?”
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