Running a car isn’t cheap and the financial burden could soon get even more ‘taxing’ for those with diesel motors. A government-backed toxin tax could be on the way – but is your town affected?
What is the new UK toxin tax on diesel cars?
In plans to cut air pollution, diesel drivers could be hit with higher taxes and surcharges to drive or park in some of the UK’s worst polluted towns and cities.
Motorists could even be stopped from driving on dozens of Britain’s most polluted roads – just like what is happening in other European cities, such as Paris.
The tax will not hit drivers of newer diesels, but numbers of those with older oil burners could be as high as 10 million motorists.
UK diesel drivers could face a variety of taxes and surcharges, including:
- Driving in the centre of London
- Charges in other polluted cities
- More expensive car tax or fuel duty
- Extra parking charges
- More expensive parking permits
What cities could be affected?
The cities and towns likely to be included will be the UK’s worst polluted – they could see a £20 daily diesel charge or a complete ban. The cities at risk are: