VED on fuel – come on, re­ally?

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

This is a short re­sponse to David My­ers’ star let­ter ( CCW, 3 Feb) about adding 14p/litre to the cost of petrol to cover VED. My car, a Nis­san Qashqai, is VED-free cur­rently, and as this is a Top 10-sell­ing car, lots of own­ers who cur­rently en­joy this ben­e­fit would end up pay­ing road tax. Can’t imag­ine how many other cars on the road are in this same tax bracket.

So, choos­ing his as let­ter of the week was a strange choice – it seems that you agree with him. Ray Letheren, Rochester, Kent It does make sense to link VED and road use, and as such, adding it on fuel makes per­fect sense. OK, your Nis­san has zero-rated VED, which is a nice ben­e­fit of own­ing a sub-100g/km new car, but for post-1976 clas­sic car en­thu­si­asts who drive, say, to four shows a year, rack­ing up less than 1000 miles a year, it seems grossly un­fair that they need to pay £230 per an­num in road tax – Ed.

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