Thursday January 23, 2020

Increases keep car owners and motor industry mostly on track

A modest rise in carbon tax trickles down to just two cent extra on a litre of petrol or diesel

13th October, 2019
Traffic jam in Dublin: carbon tax is unlikely to deter motorists Maura Hickey

National budgets are never met with universal approval, but motorists and the Irish motor industry should breathe a sigh of relief now that the dust has settled on Paschal Donohoe’s Budget 2020 statement.

In line with measures in other sectors, nothing drastic was announced. Sweeping changes to motor taxation and further demonisation of diesel power were feared, working with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit to paralyse the new car market in recent months. Thankfully there’s...

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