Vehicle tax is changing – but not for commercials

March 14, 2017

The way Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is calculated is changing for some vehicles registered from 1 April 2017. All vehicles registered before this date will not be affected.

The changes, announced by the Chancellor in the 2015 budget, set out that from next year, the first vehicle licence will be calculated on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions.

Having spoken with Mercedes we are able to confirm that this will not apply to N1 commercial vehicles. Therefore, the way in which all new Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Vans are taxed will remain as before.