Saturday August 8, 2020

Motorists to cough up for what cars spew out

The new green budget has switched the heftiest taxes from cars with bigger engines to those that emit the most carbon dioxide, writes Dick O’Brien.

8th December, 2007

The new green budget has switched the heftiest taxes from cars with bigger engines to those that emit the most carbon dioxide, writes Dick O’Brien.

The presence of the Green Party in government was most keenly felt in Wednesday’s budget when it came to vehicle taxes.

Brian Cowen, the Minister for Finance, announced what he termed the most fundamental reform of vehicle registration tax (VRT) since its inception, linking rates to...

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