The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has been formulating numerous rules to ensure complete safety as well as comfort to the car drivers in the U.K. One such rule that was implemented long back in the country was Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), a tax levied as an excise duty that needs to be paid for most types of vehicles that are to be used (or parked) on the public roads. To know the complete details about VED and other related information, call DVLA customer care number 0870 025 0121.


With the new rules to be implemented from April 2017 onwards, deciding the right time to buy a new vehicle has become a major concern among the citizens of the country. While the former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who was also head of the Treasury when David Cameron was Prime Minister had set the changes to the tax system in motion, the new regulations will levy a significant increase in the tax demands during the car’s first year of registration. However, a flat rate of £140p/a will apply from the second year onwards. The individuals who own an “alternatively fuelled” car (i.e. a hybrid or a car that runs on LPG or bioethanol), he/she will be required to pay £10 less for his first year of tax and then £130p/a.


Below Chart Shows the New VED Rates

CO2 emissions (g/km) Petrol (TC48) and diesel cars (TC49) Alternative fuel cars (TC59)
0 £0 £0
1 – 50 £10 £0
51 – 75 £25 £15
76 – 90 £100 £90
91 – 100 £120 £110
101 – 110 £140 £130
111 – 130 £160 £150
131 – 150 £200 £190
151 – 170 £500 £490
171 – 190 £800 £790
191 – 225 £1,200 £1,190
226 – 255 £1,700 £1,690
Over 255 £2,000 £1,990



The changes will not be applicable on the cars if it was registered before 1st April 2017. In case you would be interested to know the complete details about these changes, contact the DVLA customer service number.


While the current taxation system exempts the tax on low-emission petrol and diesel cars, the new VED system is planned to be free for vehicles with no tailpipe emissions. This includes only electric and hydrogen cars. A new five-year supplement that has been planned to pay for cars costing more than £40,000, priced at £310 will also be in place. To understand how these systems operate and their effects, contact the DVLA telephone number.


The new changes implemented in the laws will not impact the pockets of the owners of higher polluting cars as they will still be required to pay more under the new laws. However, the amount won’t be as much more as people buying lower powered cars.


One should remember that these changes in the taxation system are not applicable on all the cars. It will impact only the new cars bought after April 2017. If you would be interested to develop a better clarity about the new taxation system, contact the DVLA telephone number 0870 025 0121.


Check out the below Infographic to know more about changing VED Tax rates in UK