The government has revealed a host of changes to its car tax plan for 2009 as well as several other moves that could hit drivers in the pocket.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has revised the new road tax scheme, with a £5 maximum tax increase for cars registered after 2001. This comes into effect from May 1, 2009.
Fuel costs have just been increased by 2p per litre. What’s your verdict on the price increase?
The planned changed to vehicle tax bands are going to go ahead in May. You can read more about the detail of the changes here.
This means that road tax will increase slightly, but taxes on the most polluting cars will not increase by as much as originally planned.
New car buyers will have to pay a different tax rate for their first year of car ownership from April 2010, but they will be exempt if the car emits less than 130g/km of CO2.
And a package of investment in public facilities including roads has been brought forward from April 2010 to April 2009.
So it’s a real mixed bag. But what’s going to affect you the most? Have your say below.
Read our full coverage of the pre-budget report here: Pre-Budget report: What it means to YOU