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Changes to vehicle road fund licence from April 2012

Changes to vehicle road fund licence from April 2011

From April 2012, there will be certain changes to your vehicle road fund licence which have recently been announced by the Government in the budget statement.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced the changes will apply to all tax disks from 1st April 2012.

Please see the tables below to find out which rate applies to your vehicle.

Cars registered before 1st March 2001 (based on engine size)

Private/light goods (TC11)

Engine Size (cc)

12 month rate

6 month rate

Not over 1549 £135 £74.25
Over 1549 £220 £121.00

Light Goods Vehicles (TC39)
Registered on or after 1 March 2001 (not over 3,500kg revenue weight)


12 month rate

6 months rate

Light goods vehicle £215 £118.25

Cars registered on or after the 1st of March 2001 (based on fuel type and CO2 emissions)

Standard Rates - The following table contains the rates of vehicle tax for already registered cars.

Petrol car (TC48) and diesel car (TC49)


CO2 (g/km)

12 months

6 months

A Up to 100 £0.00 N/A
B 101-110 £20 N/A
C 111-120 £30 N/A
D 121-130 £100 £55
E 131-140 £120 £66
F 141-150 £135 £74.50
G 151-165 £170 £93.50
H 166-175 £195 £107.25
I 176-185 £215 £118.25
J 186-200 £250 £137.50
K 201-225 £270 £148.50
L 226-255 £460 £253.00
M Over 255 £475 £261.25


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