Rejected petition Abolish road tax as we know it, and add an extra tax to fuels instead

Currently, road tax is set based on the how clean the emissions of the specific vehicle in question are; this is an admirable approach but has a significant flaw in that it does not take into account how much the vehicle is used.

More details

Moving road tax from being its own specific tax to one added onto the cost of fuel will mean that drivers will be charged an appropriate amount of tax based on the fuel economy of their car as well as the amount of driving they do.

Cars which are manufactured to be more economical are typically also kinder to the environment in terms of emissions.

This approach would also remove pressure / cost to the DVLA of collecting road tax payments.

It would also ensure that foreign vehicles pay tax.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/208215

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.