CLAS­SICS WIN LON­DON EX­EMP­TIONS

Classics Monthly - - Fuel -

Tax ex­empt clas­sics will not pay the £10 Lon­don Emis­sions Sur­charge from au­tumn, we can con­firm. Oth­er­wise known as the ‘Tox­i­c­ity Charge’, or ‘T Charge’, driv­ers of non-com­pli­ant cars will have to pay from Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 7am and 6pm, start­ing from Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23 this year. Charg­ing will not take place on Bank Hol­i­days or dur­ing the fes­tive pe­riod from Christ­mas Day to New Year’s Day.

In a de­ci­sion wel­comed by Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs (FBHVC), ve­hi­cles taxed as ‘his­toric’ under rolling 40 year Ve­hi­cle Ex­cise Duty (VED) will only pay the Conges­tion Charge (£11.50) to en­ter cen­tral Lon­don.

The same cars will also avoid Ul­tra Low Emis­sion Zone (ULEZ) charges when the Mayor of Lon­don’s of­fice rolls out bound­aries; the FBHVC se­cured clas­sic ULEZ ex­emp­tion two years ago. Own­ers of so-called ‘modern clas­sics’ will hit by the Emis­sions Sur­charge though. Any car built be­fore 2005 (Euro 4) emis­sions stan­dards will be li­able for the stan­dard cen­tral Lon­don Conges­tion Charge (£11.50 for cars) plus new T Charge (£10).

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