UK drivers weeks away from new car tax that will cost them £2,490 more per year
UK motorists travelling into central London will have to soon pay up to £2,490 extra per year. This is due to the introduction of a new toxin tax by London Mayor Sadiq Khan – for cars that don’t meet a new emissions standard.
From October 23rd motorists using the congestion charge zone will have to pay an additional £10 on top of the daily £11.50 levy.
Cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in central London will need to meet minimum exhaust emission standards, or pay a daily £10 Emissions fee.
Vehicles entering the capital’s congestion zone will have to meet the minimum Euro 4 emissions standard to be able to enter.
Euro 4 emissions standards applied to all new registrations from before 1st January 2006, so if your car was registered before this date then it is likely you will be affected.
The T-Charge is being introduced as one measure to potentially reduce the air pollution in the Capital. Last week, Sadiq Khan revealed that every Londoner is exposed to illegal levels of PM2.5 which particulate air pollution which can penetrate the heart and lungs. Read More
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