Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th September 2019.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the DVLA has refunded to motorists who sold their cars and claimed back the unused vehicle tax on those cars since 2014.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Since 1 October 2014, vehicle excise duty automatically ends when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has been notified that a vehicle has been sold, transferred into the motor trade, scrapped, exported, stolen or a statutory off road notification is made. When the DVLA is notified of any of these events, the registered keeper automatically receives a refund of the full months remaining on their vehicle excise duty. The table below shows all vehicle excise duty refunds since 2014:

Year

VED Refunds £millions

2018/19

365

2017/18

352

2016/17

338

2015/16

357

2014/15

216

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