The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is the consumption and emissions testing scheme introduced for all new cars from September 2018. VED and Company Car Tax (CCT) for newly registered vehicles will use CO2 figures based on the WLTP standard from 1 and 6 April 2020 respectively.
Ahead of the Chancellor's Budget in March 2020, the BVRLA calls upon the Government to address the imbalance in the tax system caused by the transition to WLTP. We urge Government to make the same adjustment to VED rates as was made for CCT rates, ensuring that companies and consumers are not hit with unfair tax hikes because of a change in the way CO2 emissions are measured.
What work is the BVRLA doing on WLTP?
The BVRLA continues to work with officials and across the industry to ensure the transition to WLTP is as smooth as possible. The is working to improve reliable access to timely WLTP CO2 figures for leasing firms and get clarity from officials on processes must be followed and data used. To this end the BVRLA has contacted the SMMT, which represents vehicle manufacturers, to offer its support in addressing the WLTP data shortage. It is also working with HMRC on its forthcoming WLTP communications plan.