The dust has settled on the chancellor, Richi Sunak’s budget for the forth coming year and there are no real surprises.

The key facts aside from the quick look at fuel duty is road tax. The place to start is that the new budget only affects cars first registered on or after 1 April 2017 with the new rates taking effect from1 April 2021.

For all us Land Rover owners with cars pre-2017 we will see the usual in line with inflation creep up in our road tax which is in the 2% region.

New Defenders

A brief cast around the specification and it soon became apparent that owning a new Land Rover could get expensive.

ModelCO2
LAND ROVER Defender 2.0 D200 90 AWD Auto232
LAND ROVER Defender 2.0 D200 110 AWD Auto234
LAND ROVER Defender 2.0 P300 90 AWD Auto257
LAND ROVER Defender 2.0 P300 110 AWD Auto260

So while some of these new models boast a tax band of A they could still land you with a 5 year bill that mounts up to a pretty penny. But that is a different debate.

How do the chancellors new tax bands look?

Tax year 2021 to 2022   
CO2 emissions (g/km)Standard rateFirst Year RateFirst Year Rate
Diesel vehicles*
0£0£0£0
1-50£155£10£25
51-75£155£25£115
76-90£155£115£140
91-100£155£140£160
101-110£155£160£180
111-130£155£180£220
131-150£155£220£555
151-170£155£555£895
171-190£155£895£1345
191-225£155£1345£1910
226-255£155£1910£2245
Over 255£155£2245£2245

Cars with a list price of over £40,000 when new pay an additional £325 per year on top of the standard rate, for the first five years before returning to the rates listed above. 

Cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 but before 1 April 2017

CO2 emissions (g/km)Standard rate (2021-2022)
Up to 100£0
101-110£20
111-120£30
121-130£130
131-140£155
141-150£170
151-165£210
166-175£250
176-185£275
186-200£315
201-225£340
226-255£585
Over 255£600
The higher rates take effect on 1 April 2021

VED bands and rates for cars/vans registered before 1 March 2001

Engine sizeTax year 2021 to 2022
1549cc and below£170
Above 1549cc£280