Our car industry is dying due to uncertain taxation policies with local mayors, councils and future governments able to introduce taxes at whim. Today’s ‘compliant’ car could be tomorrow’s target for more ‘eco taxes’ and buyers simply will not take this risk.
The ABD calls for an immediate, firm and permanent commitment from the government that cars bought today will not face any increases in local or national taxation in future.
ABD environment spokesman Paul Biggs said: “Any vehicle that continues to pass the MOT and emissions tests should be allowed on the roads without any extra taxes or restrictions. All vehicles should be allowed to reach their end of life without forced premature scrappage. Mobile goalposts must be stopped”.