The upcoming VED changes will be a ‘tax on the poor,’ as drivers may face an additional £130 charge.

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The upcoming VED changes are a “tax on the poor,” as drivers may face an additional £130 charge.

CAR TAX CHANGES set to take effect in April may result in an increase of up to £130 in motorists’ tax bills.

Drivers will have to pay a higher rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) starting in the spring, in order to comply with the government’s emissions reduction goals.

In his Autumn Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that car taxes would rise beginning April 1, 2022.

The cost of a car tax will vary depending on how much carbon dioxide it emits.

Electric cars, which emit no exhaust emissions, are exempt from the new car tax changes.

All diesel, gasoline, and other fuel-powered vehicles will be subject to the new VED rules, which will result in additional costs.

The standard rate is currently £155 for vehicles registered on or after April 1, 2017, but it will rise to £165 on April 1, 2022.

From April, cars costing more than £40,000 will have to pay an extra £355 per year on top of the standard rate for a period of five years.

Vehicles emitting between one and 50 grams of CO2 per kilometer fall into the lowest tax bracket.

These drivers will be required to pay £10 for the first 12 months starting in April.

Vehicles that emit more than 255g per km will face hefty car tax bills of £2,365.

“With car tax rates increasing in line with inflation from April, taxing petrol and diesel vehicles will be a little more expensive for drivers,” said Nicholas Lyes, RAC head of roads policy.

“However, zero rates for electric cars may encourage people to switch to zero-emission driving and save money on taxes and fuel.”

Drivers have reacted angrily to the changes, with some describing it as a “tax on the poor who can’t afford newer cars.”

Winterman, a reader of this website, argued that electric vehicle owners should not be exempt from paying car taxes.

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“Road taxes are used to fund the upkeep of our highways,” they said, adding that the CO2 issue should not be brought up.

“Because battery cars are heavier and cause more damage to our roads than the average city car, they should be avoided.”

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