How much will your car tax go up by this year? A double whammy that hit at the start of April will h


Vehicle Excise Duty costs will rise for most drivers from 1 April 2020 - but especially so for those in the market for a new car.

As expected, the Chancellor confirmed that VED, as car tax is officially known would rise in line with the Retail Price Index, with the biggest increase being £10 for owners of the most polluting models.

However, the cost of owning a brand new petrol, diesel or hybrid car from this month will jump dramatically. 

That's because the Government has now switched to the latest (and more accurate) measure of carbon dioxide emissions that determine which first-year VED band a vehicle is in - and the average increase for new models will be £300. Read more about the How much will your car tax...

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