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Chancellor warns of diesel tax changes in autumn budget

Philip Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he expects to reveal changes to the tax treatment of diesel vehicles in his autumn budget.  

He said with the Government’s commitment to improve air quality, he will consult on a detailed draft plan in the spring which will set out how the UK’s air quality goals will be achieved.

Alongside this, he said it will “continue to explore the appropriate tax treatment for diesel vehicles, and will engage with stakeholders ahead of making any tax changes at Autumn Budget 2017”.

His comments came yesterday as part of his spring budget.

RAC chief engineer David Bizley told AM sister-title Fleet News: “This uncertainty is bound to be of concern to private and business motorists alike, who will be wanting urgent clarity on just what the Government plan to do.”

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