Thursday 22 March 2018

Yet another cruel blow to motorists

MOTORISTS are in for another tax hammering if Government plans come to fruition.

Owners of popular brands face the prospect of massive increases in their motor tax bills from next year.

This comes on top of increases of more than 50pc in motor tax bills in December's Budget.

Now everything from mid-size family cars up to luxury models are being earmarked for hefty motor tax rises. One possibility being explored is to link vehicle size and emissions for the first time.

Many car owners opted for "green" motoring when the Fianna Fail/Greens Coalition brought in radical motor tax measures.

Now with tax revenues falling, including motor tax, families are to be hit again.

Where does it all end?

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