Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

HM Treasury written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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Photo of Craig Mackinlay Craig Mackinlay Conservative, South Thanet

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) consider legal action to recover tax due from Volkswagen as a consequence of carbon dioxide outputs and nitrogen dioxide levels and (b) commit to not reassessing tax payments for an additional benefit in kind as a result of higher carbon dioxide outputting vehicles.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary

The Government takes the unacceptable actions of Volkswagen extremely seriously and is taking robust action to get to the bottom of the emissions sandal.

The Government has announced that no UK taxpayers will be penalised by higher taxes if their existing vehicles are found to be affected by the emissions testing scandal.

The Government continues to monitor the actions of Volkswagen closely and will consider all options once the facts are fully clarified.

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