Yep, it’s absolutely true. The Road Tax has been abolished to be replaced with a VED or Vehicle Excise Duty.
When will this take effect?
I have to confess I’m a little late reporting this one, because, in truth, it already has. In 1936, by Winston Churchill. Why? Because he thought the name would lead car drivers to take moral ownership of the roads. Not just a pretty face, eh?
That’s right, bike haters, there is no such thing as a road tax. What YOU pay is a VEHICLE tax, in other words, some motorized vehicle drivers pay an annual penalty for driving a petrol guzzling, air polluting, road destroying killing machine.
Now, let’s say that some bright spark in parliament decided that bike riders should have to have a tax disc. Well, as a bicycles emissions are < 100 g/km, we’d be banded class A, just like electric cars. Which means we’d pay no tax anyway.
As car drivers, we do NOT pay VED as rent for use of the roads. Using the roads is free. Bitter pill to swallow, I know.