road tax

Road tax is a tax which has to be paid on a motor vehicle before it can legally be used on a public road. In the UK it is a requirement to pay Vehicle Excise Duty, which is paid to the government for a vehicle licence. Articles about car/road tax at The Car Expert.

New car registrations slump in April

New car registrations slumped by 20% in April 2017 compared to last year, as the market was hit hard by changes to the cost of road tax.

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.

Many lose but some win with new road tax rules

Most car owners will pay more under new road tax rules from 1st April. Some, however, will pay less, and they are not who you might think...

Five ways to avoid buying a lemon

Sales in the used car market have been growing for a number of years, and 2016 is set to be the biggest on record. However, with more cars to choose from, there is inevitably a larger number of bad ones. So how do you avoid buying a lemon?

What happens to the road tax when you sell your car?

The rules for paying road tax when buying or selling a car changed two years ago, yet it still causes confusion and has potentially cost the UK hundreds of millions of pounds.

How will the new VED rules affect my new car purchase?

New VED (road tax) rules from 2017 will penalise low emissions cars while rewarding the biggest polluters. This guest article explains how the new rules will work.

Your guide to VED (Vehicle Excise Duty)

VED, commonly known as road tax, is an annual levy imposed on most vehicles in the UK. The tax rate payable is based on the vehicle type and its CO2 emissions (sponsored post).

Potholes and politics

What does a new Conservative government mean for British motorists? Will we finally see a proper strategy to address the country's worsening pothole problem, or simply more empty promises like every other government in history?

The political parties talk about motoring

Auto Express asked the 4 UK political parties for their plans to improve roads and help drivers. But they were rubbish so here's our ideas.

How does the UK number plate system work?

Many people find the GB number plate system bewildering. In this week's #AskTCE article, Stuart explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers actually mean.

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