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All the info is on the DVLA site,
 
Ozzy Pete

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What do you do about the insurance @Ozzy Pete ?
Just because it’s not taxed doesn’t mean it’s not insured. You cannot tax a vehicle for the road unless it’s insured. You can use a vehicle on the road that isn’t taxed to take it for an MOT. My bike is on SORN but still insured.
 
Ozzy Pete

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Just because it’s not taxed doesn’t mean it’s not insured. You cannot tax a vehicle for the road unless it’s insured. You can use a vehicle on the road that isn’t taxed to take it for an MOT. My bike is on SORN but still insured.
I always keep them insured in case of fire, theft or weather damage.
 
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You may have noticed that all my info came from the DVLA site but as you can see from earlier posts, it is not so
You may have noticed that all my info came from the DVLA site but as you can see from earlier posts, it is not so straightforward
sorry I didn’t complete the post. I contacted the DVLC and it’s the type approval registered that determines the vehicle class; mine was registered as M1 when it should be N1 all be it a crafter 3.5t. If your vehicle was registered between 1st April 2017 and 11th March 2020 car or motorhome you will have to pay the extra over 40k tax. I fall just outside this so have asked the dealer to re register it. Not sure if VW will do it but thought it worth a shot.
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andyinluton

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mine was registered as M1 when it should be N1 all be it a crafter 3.5t. If your vehicle was registered between 1st April 2017 and 11th March 2020 car or motorhome you will have to pay the extra over 40k tax. I fall just outside this so have asked the dealer to re register it.
M1 is correct for all Californias, Grand or Regular. N1 is for commercial vehicles.
 
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The administrator at the dealer who I spoke to thought differently and has sent off a copy of my V5 to get it changed, perhaps she’s wrong.
 
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All changed on 12th March 2020.
From 12th March 2020
VED for new motorhomes will be aligned with the Light Goods Vehicle VED class M1SA vehicles are defined as motor caravans in Part A of Annex II to Directive 2007/46/EC. The minimum requirement is that a motor caravan includes seats and a table; sleeping accommodation; and cooking and storage facilities.

ie you will be charged same as PLG (£295 this year) and should be registered as M1 (unless you are a beach tour - then you are classed the same as a car, or a >3.5tnne GC then you are still M1 but PHG rates)
 
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I pay monthly £27.56 which is a bit more than a one off payment but makes it easier to SORN it on the months I have no intention of using it.
I tax for the year and SORN accordingly as and when - works out a couple of quid cheaper than paying monthly - and easy to do on line.
 
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The surcharge on my 2017 VW Caravelle ends 30 April 2023. I believe that the surcharge has been increased by the DVLC, along with the inclusive emissions figure.
Basically, the whole issue of the surcharge on £40,000+ vehicles is nothing more than a government scam. I can only be applied because of the annual road tax renewal procedure, and is totally immoral. I have always been surprised that there has not been a general outburst of objections from the motoring organisations. The Fair Fuel lobby make a great deal of fuss over prices at the pump, but this tax surcharge is much more disgraceful and a misuse of government “clout”!
 
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The surcharge on my 2017 VW Caravelle ends 30 April 2023. I believe that the surcharge has been increased by the DVLC, along with the inclusive emissions figure.
Basically, the whole issue of the surcharge on £40,000+ vehicles is nothing more than a government scam. I can only be applied because of the annual road tax renewal procedure, and is totally immoral. I have always been surprised that there has not been a general outburst of objections from the motoring organisations. The Fair Fuel lobby make a great deal of fuss over prices at the pump, but this tax surcharge is much more disgraceful and a misuse of government “clout”!
I feel I agree with you.
I'm all for supporting low vehicle emissions and the move away from carbon fuels but this does seem to be inequitable, and badly constructed legislation.
Another thing the ULEZ zone has just reached the end of my street, 50 yards away.
Fortunately our Cali is ULEZ compliant but my old Audi is not. So I can only now drive one direction down my home street without incurring a fine or a £15 er day charge !
 
Norfolk Jim

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Not just Cali's that are confusing but also cars.
Just changing my wifes 13 Reg Golf 1.6tdi BMT with zero RFL and looking at a 17 Reg 1.6tdi BMT estate (both manual) and that is showing as £20 even though emissions are the same but then I found a 67 Reg estate (newer front - I think classed as Mk 7.5) and that's £165!!!!
 
Ozzy Pete

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I tax for the year and SORN accordingly as and when - works out a couple of quid cheaper than paying monthly - and easy to do on line.
The only reason I do it is because you are not waiting for the refund from the DVLA. As long as you cancel on the last day of the month and cancel the DD payment as well as the SORN.
 
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Interesting: I too have a 2008 2.5 auto. I remember that, at the time, they were registered in the UK as some sort of commercial vehicle, and the tax was very high. But a challenge was made by owners (supported by VW) , and the UK Government agreed to change it to PLG. This made a huge difference. My last tax bill ( just 2 months ago) was £295 for the year.
Hi there Jeff, is it possible that you can send me a copy of page 2 of the v5 logbook as I got nowhere with VW and do need to sort out this problem.
rh_rankin@yahoo.co.uk
 
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