False emissions ratings cost UK more than £2bn a year – report

False emissions ratings cost UK more than £2bn a year – report
 

False emissions ratings for cars based on lab tests have cost the UK more than £2bn a year in lost tax revenue, according to the Green party.
With CO2 emissions exceeding official measures by an average of 42%, millions of vehicles have been placed in tax bands that do not reflect their true levels of pollution, according to new research published on Saturday.
Since 2001, UK vehicle excise duty has been based on carbon emissions. Cars registered before April 2017 and producing less than 100g of CO2 per km are exempt, with the rate rising to £535 for the most polluting cars.
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10 March 2018 in Business, Views: 59
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