As the closing date looms on government’s consultation Review of WLTP and vehicle taxes, the BVRLA is calling upon members to take action before Sunday’s deadline.
Concerned that government’s continued lack of alignment of its taxation and environmental policies will result in a failure to remedy the current vehicle tax regime, the BVRLA’s consultation response will call upon government to:
- Adjust future VED and company car tax bands for 2020 and beyond to account for the increase in WLTP-based CO₂ figures
- Provide a legacy CCT table for pre-April 2020 vehicles, freezing the rates at 2018/19 level
- Provide a 4/5-year view of future company car tax and VED bands, enabling fleets and drivers to plan their vehicle choices
- Ensure that all CO₂-related taxes and charges (e.g. congestion zones, lease rental restriction) are treated consistently under WLTP
BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said: “With the current tax regime incentivising drivers to opt-out of company car schemes and take cash allowances, there is a real and present danger that without a change in gear on tax, we will see the demise of the company car and a missed opportunity to put cleaner vehicles on the road.
“WLTP is designed to offer motorists greater transparency. It should not be seen as an opportunity for the Chancellor to boost the Treasury coffers.”
Read more about how to take action on WLTP.
Read the BVRLA press release issued of 6 February: BVRLA rallies industry response to vehicle tax consultation.