Our beloved chancellor has decided to increase the number of road tax bands from 7 to 13.
Basically this means a lot of the everyday cars we see and use on the roads will be re-banded
For example my Toyota Celica current Band E for which I pay £170 per year for road tax… I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I read that from 2009 my Celica was moving to band J meaning that I would have to pay £260 and from 2010 onwards £270 per year!
Some unlucky high band car drivers will have to pay a special rate on any new car they buy for the first year after 2010.
Once again drivers are hit hard when the government decides that I needs some more cash!
Here is the new tax banding’s that Mr Darling has released.
|Tax band||CO2 emissions (g/km)||2009-10||From 2010-11||Typical car||% drivers
|Annual Tax||Annual tax||‘Showroom’ tax|
|A||Up to 100||–||–||–||VW Polo Bluemotion 1.4 Tdi (diesel)||–|
|B||101-110||£20||£20||–||Skoda Fabia Estate Greenline (diesel)||–|
|C||111-120||£30||£35||–||Mazda 2 1.4 (diesel)||–|
|D||121-130||£90||£95||–||Kia Picanto 1.1 (petrol)||–|
|E||131-140||£110||£115||£115||Renault Clio 1.2 Quickshift (petrol)||–|
|F||141-150||£120||£125||£125||Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec Climate (petrol)*||–|
|G||151-160||£150||£155||£155||BMW 3 Series 2.0 320D SE (diesel)*||–|
|H||161-170||£175||£180||£250||Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate (petrol)*||60%|
|I||171-180||£205||£210||£300||Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Life E4 (petrol)*||100%|
|J||181-200||£260||£270||£425||Land Rover Freelander 2.2 TD4 GS (diesel)*||100%|
|K||201-225||£300||£310||£550||Peugeot 407 saloon 2.0 Auto (petrol)||100%|
|L||226-255||£415||£430||£750||Peugeot 807 2.0 Auto (petrol)||100%|
|M||Over 255||£440||£455||£950||Land Rover Sport Auto 3.6 TDV8 (diesel)||100%|
If you would like to see what you’ll be paying from 2009-2010 and 2010 onwards then parkers have setup a handy tax calculator