Why Does Tax On Old Cars Go Up ?

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  1. little_capri

    little_capri Registered Capri Power Member

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    my capri insurance is less than £500 for the year but i have tax discs dated back pre 1990 and the tax is less than £100 for 6 months, now tax this month is £125 for 6 months. whats the problem that they can't charge £70 - £90 for 6 months tax ?.
     
  2. mgentry90

    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Emissions?
     
  3. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    old cars tax is set by engine size - over or under 1549cc up to 2001. built prior to 1st Jan 73 its exempt.
    then its emissions based after 2001 ..

    and dont ask stupid questions .. :DeadHorse:/>

    why does milk price go up
    why does bus & train fares go up
    why does CDs go up
    (all above before retail discounting)

    it does thats why ! inflation .. cost of living .. the government (no matter which one!) :50cal:/>
     
  4. MarkW

    MarkW Registered Capri Power Member

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    Stealth taxing. Too many cheaper cars doing God knows what mpg with little or no tax bring paid. The money has to come from somewhere to replace what revenue is not being gained with a 1.3 city car. Fact is the government have no interest in emissions, they just wanted to generate the economy so laid down the law to car manufacturers to do better mpg with the incentive to new buyers by offering zero tax and cheaper fuel prices, drives the economy in terms of new car sales and high price of steel by scrapping. Shame the damn things we buy are made elsewhere because the Labour industry does not benefit by this! Call me cynical? The thing is old cars should be tax free, we offer a mobile museum which drives the economy through shows, museums are free now and get government grants. Classic cars are doing exactly the same thing and should be treated the same.
     
  5. Rainbowfrank

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    Something else now...
    I still think that they should scrap vehicle tax and take it out of fuel.

    If you do more miles, you create more emissions, you pay more.

    If you aren't driving your car much, you don't melt as many ice caps, thus don't pay as much.

    Simples.

    They even came up with this a few years ago. I'll look for a link. But it would mean that the average driver (12,000 a year) would pay the average tax (at the time was around £190 a year) within their fuel usage. Sure, it means fuel is slightly more, but then you don't pay tax. Just have to register it every year. And if you only do 1,000 miles a year like me then you are effectively only paying about £15 a year tax ;)
     
  6. robt100

    robt100 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Not so good for me though Daniel, across my 3 cars its about 100k a year!
     
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    acepower84 Registered Capri Power Member

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    If you have got a problem with it, go complain to the government, you wont find any politicians here!!!
     
  8. Rainbowfrank

    Rainbowfrank Registered Capri Power Member

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    Ah, that's a fair few there dude... Be lookin at least a four figure sum for them then ;)
     

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