Martin Lewis gives money-saving advice on VED car tax
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Gary Wilson, Head of the Historic and Classic Vehicle Alliance (HCVA) said a pay per mile car tax system could be a “better scheme” for some historic vehicle owners. He said vehicles under 40-years-old which currently pay road tax would save under a pay per mile scheme.
This is because owners of classic cars are likely to use their vehicles a lot less than ordinary day-to-day road users.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “What about those cars that are 30-years-old.
“Post-1981 and pre-1991 which currently are taxed.
“Well clearly, it would probably be a benefit.
“If you’re paying for my BMW Z3, I pay about £160 per year.
“If it doesn’t get used that much I’ll probably be saving money then let’s have it.
“It’s probably a better scheme than we have currently got.”
However, Mr Wilson has previously warned he did not support vehicles older than 40-years-old being included in a scheme.
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Under current rules, vehicles registered before 1981 are exempt from paying road tax charges.
He has previously warned it would “be a shame” if cars that were already exempt get pulled into paying extra fees.
He has said the HCVA would be campaigning to ensure these older vehicles remain exempt under any new system.
He added: “It’s not one size fits all.
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