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44VED: rates for light passenger vehicles, light goods vehicles, motorcycles etc

(1)Schedule 1 to VERA 1994 (annual rates of duty) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 1 (general rate)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2) (vehicle not covered elsewhere in Schedule with engine cylinder capacity exceeding 1,549cc), for “£245” substitute “£255”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2A) (vehicle not covered elsewhere in Schedule with engine cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,549cc), for “£150” substitute “£155”.

(3)In paragraph 1B (rates for light passenger vehicles registered before 1 April 2017)—

(a)for the Table substitute—

CO2 emissions figureRate
(1)(2)(3)(4)
ExceedingNot exceedingReduced rateStandard rate
g/kmg/km£ £
1001101020
1101202030
120130110120
130140130140
140150145155
150165185195
165175220230
175185240250
185200280290
200225305315
225255530540
255545555;

(b)in the sentence immediately following the Table, for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)in column (3), in the last two rows, “305” were substituted for “530” and “545”, and

(b)in column (4), in the last two rows, “315” were substituted for “540” and “555”.

(4)For paragraph 1GC (rates on first licence for light passenger vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017) substitute—

1GC(1)This paragraph applies for the purpose of determining the rate at which vehicle excise duty is to be paid on the first vehicle licence for a vehicle to which this Part of this Schedule applies.

(2)If the vehicle is not a higher rate diesel vehicle, the annual rate of duty applicable to the vehicle is determined in accordance with Table 1 by reference to—

(a)the applicable CO2 emissions figure, and

(b)whether the vehicle qualifies for the reduced rate of duty or is liable to the standard rate of duty.

(3)If the vehicle is a higher rate diesel vehicle, the annual rate of duty applicable to the vehicle is determined in accordance with Table 2 by reference to the applicable CO2 emissions figure.

Table 1 - vehicles other than higher rate diesel vehicles
CO2 emissions figureRate
(1)(2)(3)(4)
ExceedingNot exceedingReduced rateStandard rate
g/kmg/km£ £
05010
50751525
759095105
90100115125
100110135145
110130155165
130150195205
150170505515
170190820830
19022512301240
22525517501760
255-20602070
Table 2 - higher rate diesel vehicles
CO2 emissions figureRate
(1)(2)(3)
ExceedingNot exceedingRate
g/kmg/km£
05025
5075105
7590125
90100145
100110165
110130205
130150515
150170830
1701901240
1902251760
2252552070
255-2070

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph a vehicle is a higher rate diesel vehicle if it is constructed so as to be propelled by diesel and it does not meet the Euro 6d emissions standard.

(5)A vehicle meets the Euro 6d emissions standard only if it is first registered on the basis of an EU certificate of conformity which indicates that the exhaust emission level is Euro 6d (and it does not meet that standard if it is first registered on the basis of an EU certificate of conformity which indicates that that level is Euro 6d-TEMP).

(6)“Diesel” means any diesel fuel within Article 2 of Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

(5)In paragraph 1J (rates for light goods vehicles) in paragraph (a) for “£240” substitute “£250”.

(6)In paragraph 2(1) (rates for motorcycles)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “£18” substitute “£19”,

(b)in paragraph (b), for “£41” substitute “£42”,

(c)in paragraph (c), for “£62” substitute “£64”, and

(d)in paragraph (d), for “£85” substitute “£88”.

(7)The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to licences taken out on or after 1 April 2018.

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