Policy Update

Budget Submission 2017

Ahead of the Budget on 22 November, the BVRLA has called on HM Treasury to help restore market confidence and give a well needed stimulus to boost the uptake of the greenest and cleanest vehicles.
In summary, the BVRLA has offered the Government the following recommendations:  
  • Review of the VED regime to encourage the selection of the cleanest and greenest cars
  • Amendment of the VED refund rules to allow rental companies to get a full refund on cars sold in the first year
  • Bring forward the introduction of the 2% zero emission band for the company car tax regime to 2018/19
  • Enhanced capital allowances for leased commerical vehicles
  • Change to VAT rules to allow full reclaim of VAT on electric vans with a payload of less than 1 tonne
  • Recommendation that the NEDC vehicle testing rules are used for taxation regimes based on CO2 until Aprill 2021
The full submission is available here
Once the Chancellor has delivered his budget on 22 November, the BVRLA will be producing a detailed summary of the key announcements which impact members.