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Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

News   •   Jul 03, 2018 13:59 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to reports that indicate the government is to consider ending the fuel duty freeze

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC reacts to a report by Professor David Begg and Greener Journeys calling for an increase in fuel duty to deter people from taking car journeys

RAC on Budget 2017: "Current beleaguered owners of diesel cars can breathe a sigh of relief"

RAC on Budget 2017: "Current beleaguered owners of diesel cars can breathe a sigh of relief"

News   •   Nov 22, 2017 14:32 GMT

The RAC's Peter Williams reacts to today's Budget announcements - which included the Chancellor ruling out taxes on existing diesel drivers

RAC reacts to rise in number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads - plus loss in tax revenue

RAC reacts to rise in number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads - plus loss in tax revenue

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 11:13 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to new government data out today that shows the Treasury is missing out on tax revenue of up to £107m a year due to a rise in untaxed vehicles

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2017 00:01 GMT

The vast majority of drivers buying new cars from 1 April will end up paying significantly more in car tax than they would do if they had bought the same vehicle just a day earlier, new figures from the RAC show.

Insurance Premium Tax is now the tax motorists worry about the most

Insurance Premium Tax is now the tax motorists worry about the most

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2017 12:33 GMT

Four in 10 motorists think the Chancellor will raise IPT again in the Budget

Autumn Statement reaction: Insurance Premium Tax the stealth tax of our time

Autumn Statement reaction: Insurance Premium Tax the stealth tax of our time

News   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:41 GMT

After a recent double rise in Insurance Premium Tax, this further increase is a slap in the face for motorists

Autumn Statement reaction: Fuel duty freeze

Autumn Statement reaction: Fuel duty freeze

News   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:35 GMT

RAC reacts to Chancellor’s decision to continue the freeze on fuel duty in his first Autumn Statement today

RAC urges Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

RAC urges Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:45 GMT

The RAC is calling on the Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

RAC reacts to draft Clean Air Zones consultation

RAC reacts to draft Clean Air Zones consultation

News   •   Oct 17, 2016 12:39 BST

The RAC provides initial reaction to the launch of the Government's Clean Air Zones consultation for England

DVLA annual accounts show a £93m loss in revenue  following the abolition of the paper tax disc

DVLA annual accounts show a £93m loss in revenue following the abolition of the paper tax disc

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 13:08 BST

RAC fears evasion has played a part in increased loss of revenue from vehicle excise duty shown in DVLA's annual report and accounts published on 19 July 2016

RAC comments on new ULEV registration statistics

RAC comments on new ULEV registration statistics

News   •   Apr 14, 2016 12:51 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams comments on new vehicle registration statistics, released today

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol in the UK?

Blog posts   •   Apr 04, 2016 12:00 BST

Updated daily with the latest data, this interactive chart from RAC Fuel Watch shows the proportion of the price of a litre of unleaded petrol that is tax.

Chancellor urged not to increase fuel duty as motorists say tax burden on fuel is already too great

Chancellor urged not to increase fuel duty as motorists say tax burden on fuel is already too great

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

Eighty-four per cent of motorists believe the tax burden on fuel is already too high even before the Chancellor decides whether or not to increase fuel duty in the Budget next week, according a survey conducted by the RAC.

RAC comments on Policy Exchange diesel proposals

RAC comments on Policy Exchange diesel proposals

News   •   Mar 11, 2016 13:17 GMT

The RAC's Nick Lyes comments on proposals from think tank Policy Exchange on tackling air pollution

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2016 13:06 GMT

​The average price of petrol fell slightly in February, marking eight consecutive months of falls, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Petrol and diesel prices may go as low as 86p a litre if oil price continues to fall

Petrol and diesel prices may go as low as 86p a litre if oil price continues to fall

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

The freefalling price of a barrel oil may lead to forecourt petrol and diesel prices going as low as 86p a litre at the cheapest fuel retail sites, the RAC says – but warns thousands of motorists are still missing out on cheaper prices.

RAC comments on 70% rise in cases of DVLA clamping vehicles in last 12 months

RAC comments on 70% rise in cases of DVLA clamping vehicles in last 12 months

News   •   Dec 02, 2015 16:24 GMT

The RAC's Simon Williams responds to figures released as part of an answer to a parliamentary question on the number of cars clamped over the past five years by the DVLA

One in five motorists would consider a low-carbon car, but new vehicle tax changes likely to put them off

One in five motorists would consider a low-carbon car, but new vehicle tax changes likely to put them off

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2015 00:01 GMT

Research from the RAC Report on Motoring highlights motorists' enthusiasm for hybrid and electric vehicles - but the RAC fears changes to car tax could dampen this

RAC reacts to new official data showing number of untaxed vehicles has more than doubled since 2013

RAC reacts to new official data showing number of untaxed vehicles has more than doubled since 2013

News   •   Nov 26, 2015 10:50 GMT

The RAC's chief engineer, David Bizley, comments on new figures out today that suggest a sharp rise in the number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads. This follows the end of the paper tax disc in October 2014.