Change VED to insurance

Scrap VED on private cars. Introduce a basic third-party injury insurance cost based on car/risk profile.

Investigate a simil;ar approach to commercial vehicles (not so clear as I write this)

Why is this idea important?

Scrap VED on private cars. Introduce a basic third-party injury insurance cost based on car/risk profile.

Investigate a simil;ar approach to commercial vehicles (not so clear as I write this)

Scrap VED, replace with extra fuel tax

VED is an outmoded and increasingly complex way of taxing vehicles. Millions are spent every year in administration and capturing the evaders. By putting additional tax on fuels this turns an avoidable tax into an unavoidable one since a vehicle is useless without fuel. It satisfies the classic lobby because most classics are only used occasionally and introduces a pay as you drive feature that should encourage people to drive less or switch to a more efficient model(and usually lower emissions are a by-product of this anyway). It also dispenses with the need for administration and policing since there is already a means of collecting the tax in place. ANPR cameras are everywhere, so the policing of insurance and MOT infringements is unaffected.

Why is this idea important?

VED is an outmoded and increasingly complex way of taxing vehicles. Millions are spent every year in administration and capturing the evaders. By putting additional tax on fuels this turns an avoidable tax into an unavoidable one since a vehicle is useless without fuel. It satisfies the classic lobby because most classics are only used occasionally and introduces a pay as you drive feature that should encourage people to drive less or switch to a more efficient model(and usually lower emissions are a by-product of this anyway). It also dispenses with the need for administration and policing since there is already a means of collecting the tax in place. ANPR cameras are everywhere, so the policing of insurance and MOT infringements is unaffected.

Remove unfairness of multiple vehicle tax disc costs

At present, every domestic/personal vehicle (car, van and motorcycle, certainly) must have a VED (tax disc) legally to be used upon the Public Highway.  BUT, one person can only use or drive one vehicle at once.

Make the VED driver-specific, as the insurance is – or merge it into the insurance.

Why is this idea important?

At present, every domestic/personal vehicle (car, van and motorcycle, certainly) must have a VED (tax disc) legally to be used upon the Public Highway.  BUT, one person can only use or drive one vehicle at once.

Make the VED driver-specific, as the insurance is – or merge it into the insurance.

Classic/Historic Cars & VED

The zero rate of VED for cars over 25 years was introduced by the last Conservative Government.  

It was then quietly changed to a fixed date in Gordon Brown's first budget.

 

It should now revert back to being a rolling date for vehicles over 25 years.

Why is this idea important?

The zero rate of VED for cars over 25 years was introduced by the last Conservative Government.  

It was then quietly changed to a fixed date in Gordon Brown's first budget.

 

It should now revert back to being a rolling date for vehicles over 25 years.