Running costs

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing (or does it?!)

car taxIt depresses me every year when I have to renew my car tax and see the price raises every single year. This year it’s £210 for a year as the car is old enough to be in the Private Light Goods band. This means it is taxed on engine size not emissions; 1.6 litres and above is currently £210. Which means, ludicrously, my Evo is also £210 to tax while no doubt chucking out two or three times the Pug’s CO2. Why oh why can’t the Government not scrap road tax and simply charge tax on fuel? So-called gas guzzlers and high mileage drivers will be taxed more. Which is surely what the Government is trying to advocate againt or am I being naiive? :o)