Overall, 27% of companies said they were beginning to analyze ways of tackling carbon emissions, and despite the government's introduction of a seven-band graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
regime that sees vehicles emitting more than 225 grams per kilometer of CO2 paying the highest tax, only 16% of companies say they are moving away from operating such vehicles.
Since the introduction of the graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
system in March 2001, average new-car CO2 emissions have fallen by 3.5 per cent.
Both labels will be based on the carbon dioxide emission bands that form the basis of the new graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
Transport Minister David Jamieson said: "We are proposing a comparative label for cars which would be based on the environmental performance categories used in the graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
(car tax) system."
Lord Whitty was speaking after unveiling the emission-based Graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
- VED - which starts in March, 2001.
The DVLA will have a stand at the motor show giving details of the new car tax scheme - called graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
The DVLA will have a stand at the motor show giving details of the new car tax scheme - called Graduated Vehicle Excise Duty
. From March 1, 2001, car tax will be divided into four categories according to engine size, carbon monoxide emissions and fuel type.
He was told that there was growing uncertainty in the UK car market because of his 'rip-off' Britain campaign, the planned graduated vehicle excise duty
and the proposals for workplace parking - all of which were problems created exclusively by the actions of Mr Byers' own Government.