April 1st 2020 Road Tax Increase | All You Need To Know
Road Tax Increase

Important Road Tax (VED) Changes.

If you're a UK resident and drive a vehicle, you'll know that you have to pay something called Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), or as we all know it, Road Tax. The amount of road tax you pay depends on multiple factors.

Elements that can influence your road tax prices are;

  • Engine size
  • Fuel type and;
  • The amount of CO2 your vehicle outputs when it first set foot on the road

Currently, diesel drivers pay more road tax than petrol users, with electric vehicle owners having to pay absolutely nothing as they're not contributing to CO2 emissions.

Simple maths: lower CO2 emissions = lower vehicle excise duty.

Previously, this test used to be measured through the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle), which was developed in the 1990s but became outdated due to the rise in advanced technology applied into modern vehicles.

Now, WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) replaces the old NEDC, and this method can give you a more realistic evaluation of your vehicles MPG and CO2 emissions.

When is the VED increase going to happen?

Vehicle Excise Duty is going to increase on April 1st 2020. But REMEMBER, the change ONLY affect your very first VED payment when you purchase a new vehicle after this date.

How can you beat the tax increase?

Simple. If you buy your car before the April increase, you can save quite a bit of money on the first year of your road tax. Grab your new deal today before the tax increase.

What is my Tax Band?

If you don't know where you stand in regards to your Tax Band, please use the below table to get yourself up to speed of where you will stand after April 1st.


TaxBandCOS Emissions (g/km)First Year RateFirst Year Rate for non-RDE2 DieselsAlternative Fuel Vehicles
A 0 £0 £0 £0
B 1 - 50 £10 £25 £0
C 51 - 75 £25 £110 £15
D 76 - 90 £110 £130 £100
E 91 - 100 £130 £150 £120
F 101 - 110 £150 £170 £140
G 111 - 130 £170 £210 £160
H 131 - 150 £210 £530 £200
I 151 - 170 £530 £855 £520
J 171 - 190 £855 £1,280 £845
K 191 - 225 £1,280 £1,815 £1,270
L 226 - 255 £1,815 £2,135 £1,805
M Over 255 £2,135 £2,135 £2,125