CONSULTATION ON REFORM OF VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY TO ENSURE A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT: A CONSULTATION PAPER
In the March 1998 Budget, the UK Government announced a significant reform of the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) to encourage smaller, cleaner cars. This document seeks views on its proposals to implement this policy, aimed mainly at cars, but not on rates of VED, which will be announced in the next Budget. It provides some information on climate change, emissions from car engines and diesel engines, and VED in other European Union (EU) member states. It proposes that future VED rates are determined mainly by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for new cars, and mainly by engine size for existing cars. It considers how far the VED system should also allow for other damaging emissions; the two main ways in which this could be done are according to fuel type and according to ability to meet progressively stricter EU engine emission standards. VED rates could be set in bands or structured on a continuous sliding scale. The document includes a response form, on which those submitting views can place their answers to specific questions about the proposed systems for new cars and existing cars, and about environmental impacts, costs to businesses, and VED for other vehicle types. There are detailed appendices on the main road transport pollutants, emissions by fuel and engine type, and environmental appraisal.
THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY UNITROOM 89/2, HM TREASURY, PARLIAMENT STREET
LONDON, United Kingdom SW1P 3AG
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Automobiles; Carbon dioxide; Environmental impact analysis; Improvements; Law enforcement; Policy; Pollutants; Public participation; Size; Taxes; Vehicles
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- ITRD Terms: 2452: Air pollution; 1243: Car; 7393: Carbon dioxide; 9014: Dimension; 2442: Emission; 1534: Enforcement (law); 2436: Impact study (environment); 9108: Improvement; 173: Policy; 142: Public participation; 268: Tax; 8119: United kingdom; 1255: Vehicle
- Subject Areas: Finance; Policy; Security and Emergencies; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00765627
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Jul 1 1999 12:00AM