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    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au..._scrapped.html

    !!!


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    The Government has hinted that it will scrap the planned Vehicle Excise Duty increases for 2009. Treasury insiders leaked news that the tax increases, originally scheduled for April next year, will be delayed until 2010 or later – or even completely changed – in an effort by politicians to help out the poor UK economy.
    Chancellor Alistair Darling will confirm the exact details of the tax system for 2009 during his pre-Budget announcement, expected next week.
    The new charge system, for post March 2001 cars only, would have hit luxury and performance cars the most, but it would also have severely affected large, petrol-engined family cars – particularly those that emit more than 171g/km of CO2. This would have led to many such models being deemed worthless or even scrapped.
    But it's not just vehicle tax that's in for a shake up. The government is also experimenting with automatic road charging for the most congested areas in the country.
    Hundreds of drivers will take part in the scheme, which involves fitting a satellite tracking device to cars and will cost £4m of tax money this year alone. Four locations have been selected, and each driver will have a shadow account set-up out of which the payment will be taken.

    Although the Department for Transport is staying silent on exactly who is participating, it is understood one of the trials is being conducted with 100 BT staff in Suffolk, and another by satellite navigation maker Trafficmaster. The aim is to assess the feasibility of collecting all road charging automatically – including inner city congestion charging, motorway and bridge tolls.

    In 2004 the Government conducted a study of possible charges, and concluded that up to £1.30 per mile could be justified in some places! However, it claimed that only 0.5 percent of roads would be subject to this rate.

    Under the charging proposals, drivers will be able to go online to check how much they’ve been charged and exactly where they’ve travelled. But Government ministers hope to allay fears of a "big brother" society by allowing them to stop the system transmitting the car’s location, but only send the amount of miles driven and the charging rate.

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    • #3
      Yayyyy!
      POP! POP! BANG!
      Nurburgring Edition No. 641

      1/4 mile in 14.4 seconds.. not bad for standard

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      • #4
        Whooooooooooooo Result....if its true
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        Astra VXR,Focus ST,Astra VXR Burg 326,Focus RS,Bmw 3 Series Convertible
        And now have an
        Astra GTC VXR in Arden Blue
        Aero kit, AFL premium forward lighting, Sat nav, Dark rear tinted windows, Electric folding mirrors and Rear parking sensors

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        • #5
          Result!

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          • #6
            This is fabulous news!
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            Was TV Mag Featured Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition 353, gone but not forgotten. Current car MY15 RR Evoque Dynamic SD4 Zanzibar Bronze with Black Pack, Magnetic Ride, 20" Forged OEM Stormer Alloys, Fully Loaded xx

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            • #7
              Woooooooooo more money for mods
              Corsa Has Left The Building

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              • #8
                they will put the tax up on petrol,we can not win.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wayne/vxr View Post
                  they will put the tax up on petrol,we can not win.
                  Yes we can, im going to boost a Shell V-Power Lorry free V-power for everyone
                  Corsa Has Left The Building

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                  • #10
                    hip hip hooooray

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                    • #11
                      In the article on the Telegraph the government have said they are suspending the changes for a year on cars registered between 2001 and 2006 so all but the oldest VXR's will still be affected....Have to wait and see what they actually do.

                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...tax-rises.html
                      Nova 1.6 16v TB's DTA 1/4mile 14.8s

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sara View Post
                        Yayyyy!
                        Originally posted by ArdenBlueBrian View Post
                        Whooooooooooooo Result....if its true
                        Originally posted by Garry-VXR View Post
                        Result!
                        Originally posted by PaulieMB View Post
                        This is fabulous news!
                        Originally posted by Nath View Post
                        Woooooooooo more money for mods
                        Originally posted by wayne/vxr View Post
                        they will put the tax up on petrol,we can not win.
                        Originally posted by Nath View Post
                        Yes we can, im going to boost a Shell V-Power Lorry free V-power for everyone

                        Unfortunately all of you have celibrated prematurely as you've all got cars registered after 2006

                        "However, it is now understood that the increases for cars bought after 2001 and before 2006 are to be delayed for at least a year by Alistair Darling, the Chancellor.

                        The extra duty will still apply to cars bought since that time"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MrLOL View Post
                          Unfortunately all of you have celibrated prematurely as you've all got cars registered after 2006

                          "However, it is now understood that the increases for cars bought after 2001 and before 2006 are to be delayed for at least a year by Alistair Darling, the Chancellor.

                          The extra duty will still apply to cars bought since that time"
                          Noted, ..shame though
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                          Was TV Mag Featured Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition 353, gone but not forgotten. Current car MY15 RR Evoque Dynamic SD4 Zanzibar Bronze with Black Pack, Magnetic Ride, 20" Forged OEM Stormer Alloys, Fully Loaded xx

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                          • #14
                            "Hundreds of drivers will take part in the scheme, which involves fitting a satellite tracking device to cars and will cost £4m of tax money this year alone"
                            wait for the dreaded black box appearing in a car engine bay near you very soon
                            Last edited by Stim1961; 12 November 2008, 01:00 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stim1961 View Post
                              "Hundreds of drivers will take part in the scheme, which involves fitting a satellite tracking device to cars and will cost £4m of tax money this year alone"
                              wait for the dreaded black box appearing in a car engine bay near you very soon
                              They aint touching my car
                              Corsa Has Left The Building

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