VW scandal government does not intend to increase duty

Jennifer Young

05 October 2015

Good news for VW owners. Due to the pressure being put on the government, it has now confirmed that it does not intend to increase Vehicle Excise Duty if vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests.

However, what is the position in relation to an owner of a VW, or other affected vehicle, who bought their vehicle on the understanding that the vehicle was ‘greener’ and more fuel efficient? Will the vehicle be worth less when you come to sell? The answer to these questions remain to be seen and we would urge you to register your details with us if you think you may be affected and we will keep you updated as the matter progresses.  Click the link on our homepage.