The following tables give the rates of vehicle tax from 1 April 2020. Please go to www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax for the technical details of your vehicle. Where Direct Debit is available the
rates are shown.

Anyone buying/leasing a new car will pay a different rate of vehicle tax for the first licence. From the second licence onwards, the standard rate of vehicle tax will apply.

First licence rates for cars registered on or after 01/04/20 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type

CO2 emissions (g/km) Diesel cars (TC49) that meet the RDE2 standard and petrol cars (TC48)* All other diesel cars (TC49)** Alternative fuel cars (TC59)
0 £0 £0 £0
1 – 50 £10 £25 £0
51 – 75 £25 £110 £15
76 – 90 £110 £135 £100
91 – 100 £135 £155 £125
101 – 110 £155 £175 £145
111 – 130 £175 £215 £165
131 – 150 £215 £540 £205
151 – 170 £540 £870 £530
171 – 190 £870 £1,305 £860
191 – 225 £1,305 £1,850 £1,295
226 – 255 £1,850 £2,175 £1,840
Over 255 £2,175 £2,175 £2,165

* Diesel cars tested to RDE2 standards.
** Diesel cars tested to RDE standards.

Cars registered on or after 01/04/17 – Standard rate (£) Note: Cars with a list price of over £40,000 at first registration will pay the additional rate for 5 years from the start of the second licence

Rates for second tax payment onwards

Fuel type Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly payments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment Single 6 month payment by Direct Debit
Petrol or diesel £150 £150 £157.50 £82.50 £78.75
Electric £0 N/A N/A £0 N/A
Alternative £140 £140 £147 £77.00 £73.50

Alternative fuel vehicles include hybrids, bioethanol and liquid petroleum gas.

Cars registered on or after 01/03/01 and before 01/04/17 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type

Petrol car (tax class 48) and diesel car (tax class 49)

Band CO2 emission (g/km) Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment Single 6 month payment by Direct Debit
A Up to 100 £0 £0 N/A N/A N/A
B 101-110 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
C 111-120 £30 £30 £31.50 N/A N/A
D 121-130 £125 £125 £131.25 £68.75 £65.63
E 131-140 £150 £150 £157.50 £82.50 £78.75
F 141-150 £165 £165 £173.25 £90.75 £86.63
G 151-165 £205 £205 £215.25 £112.75 £107.63
H 166-175 £240 £240 £252 £132 £126
I 176-185 £265 £265 £278.25 £145.75 £139.13
J 186-200 £305 £305 £320.25 £167.75 £160.13
K* 201-225 £330 £330 £346.50 £181.50 £173.25
L 226-255 £565 £565 £593.25 £310.75 £296.63
M Over 255 £580 £580 £609 £319 £304.50

*Includes cars with a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.

Alternative fuel car (tax class 59)

Band CO2 emission (g/km) Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment Single 6 month payment by Direct Debit
A Up to 100 £0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
B 101-110 £10 £10 £10.50 N/A N/A
C 111-120 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
D 121-130 £115 £115 £120.75 £63.25 £60.38
E 131-140 £140 £140 £147 £77 £73.50
F 141-150 £155 £155 £162.75 £85.25 £81.38
G 151-165 £195 £195 £204.75 £107.25 £102.38
H 166-175 £230 £230 £241.50 £126.50 £120.75
I 176-185 £255 £255 £267.75 £140.25 £133.88
J 186-200 £295 £295 £309.75 £162.25 £154.88
K* 201-225 £320 £320 £336 £176 £168
L 226-255 £555 £555 £582.75 £305.25 £291.38
M Over 255 £570 £570 £598.50 £313.50 £299.25

*Includes cars with a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.

 

Cars and light goods vehicles registered before 1 March 2001

The rate of vehicle tax is based on engine size.

Engine size (cc) Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment Single 6 month payment by Direct Debit
Not over 1549 £165 £165 £173.25 £90.75 £86.63
Over 1549 £270 £270 £283.50 £148.50 £141.75

Other vehicle tax rates

Registered on or after 1 March 2001 and not over 3,500kg revenue weight (also known as maximum or gross vehicle weight).

Vehicle Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment 6 months by Direct Debit
Light goods vehicle £265 £265 £278.25 £145.75 £139.13

Euro 4 light goods vehicles (TC36)

Registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006, Euro 4 compliant and not over 3,500kg revenue weight.

Vehicle Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment 6 months by Direct Debit
Euro 4 light goods vehicles £140 £140 £147 £77 £73.50

Euro 5 light goods vehicles (TC36)

Registered between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010, Euro 5 compliant and not over 3,500kg revenue weight.

Vehicle Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment 6 months by Direct Debit
Euro 5 light goods vehicles £140 £140 £147 £77 £73.50

Motorcycle (with or without sidecar) (TC17)

Engine size (cc) Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment 6 months by Direct Debit
Not over 150 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
151-400 £44 £44 £46.20 N/A N/A
401-600 £67 £67 £70.35 £36.85 £35.18
Over 600 £93 £93 £97.65 £51.15 £48.83

Tricycles (not over 450kg unladen) (TC50)

Engine size (cc) Single 12 month payment Single 12 month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 month payment 6 months by Direct Debit
Tricycle not over 150 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
All other tricycles £93 £93 £97.65 £51.15 £48.83

Trade licences

You can get trade licences for between 6 and 12 months, depending on the month you apply.

Month you apply When the licence expires How long it’s valid for Rate of duty for all vehicles Rate of duty for bicycles and tricycles
January June 6 months £90.75 £51.15
January December 12 months £165 £93
February December 11 months £165 £93
March December 10 months £151.25 £85.25
April December 9 months £136.10 £76.70
May December 8 months £121 £68.20
June December 7 months £105.85 £59.65
July December 6 months £90.75 £51.15
August June 11 months £165 £93
September June 10 months £151.25 £85.25
October June 9 months £136.10 £76.70
November June 8 months £121 £68.20
December June 7 months £105.85 £59.65