Car Tax Changes: April 2017

The Car Tax Countdown has Begun

Beat the VED road tax hike and you could potentially save over the next few years. New car tax rules could mean you have to pay a lot more Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on your new car throughout its life. Coming into effect from 1st April, these car tax changes seek to overcome the reduction in tax revenues, as vehicles have become more efficient due to reductions in CO2 emissions. With the car tax April 2017 deadline looming, now is the time to get along to your local Brayleys dealership and choose the new car you’ve been dreaming of – we’ll give you all the advice you need on the best time to buy and save on car tax.

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Car Tax Changes 2017

There’s a silver lining to the new car tax rules, and that’s the fact that your current vehicle is exempt from car tax changes, and so is any car you buy before 1st April. That’s why it makes sense to consider buying your new car now, whether it’s a small city run around or a high-performance sports car. However, it’s especially important to consider buying now, if the list price of your new car will be over £40,000. That’s because under the new car tax rules, you could find yourself paying more in the first year, as well as a hefty £310 extra, every subsequent year for five years. See the gov.uk website for more details.

So just come along to your local Brayleys dealership and we’ll sort out the best deal for you and the best time to buy your new car.

First year road tax after 1st April 2017

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


After the first year, you will then pay:

Electric vehicle Alternative fuel Petrol or diesel
£0 £130 £140


New vehicles that cost more than £40,000

If you purchase a new vehicle after 1st April 2017 with a list price (the published price before any discounts) of more than £40,000, you’ll pay the rate based on CO2 emissions. After the first 12 months, you’ll pay a rate based on the fuel the vehicle uses and an additional rate of £310 a year for the next 5 years.

Fuel type Standard annual rate Additional rate Total annual payment
Electric £0 £310 £310
Alternative £130 £310 £440
Petrol or diesel £140 £310 £450

After 5 years, you’ll then pay the standard annual road tax rate.


Find your new car now:

Browse over 60 deals across the Brayleys brands and find a finance offer that makes affording your new car simple. Find your next car now and you could save on road tax before the big changes arrive on 1st April 2017.

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Car tax changes: buy now and you could save

To find out more about the car tax April 2017 changes and the new car ranges at Brayleys, please call us or send us a new car tax rules enquiry

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