Road Tax Changes 2020

Road Tax Changes 2020

The new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) is replacing the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for emission figures... what does this mean for you?

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The WLTP has been around since 2017, it's a new test to ensure that emission & MPG figures are more realistic to what happens in the real world.


As of April this year the government are changing the Road Fund Licence (road tax) pricing bands based off these new figures rather than the outdated NEDC figures. This will only affect cars registered after April 1st 2020, any car before this will still be taxed on the old pricing.


Below is the new table for tax rates.

With the new testing, a lot of cars will have a higher CO2 figure meaning they may fall into a more expensive tax band.


It is worth remembering that only the 1st year tax is affected, the 2nd year payments will still be £145.


If you have any questions get in touch with us and we can help you out.