Motorhomes being removed from their existing tax band as commercial vehicles will have a devastating effect on the motorhome industry. There will be a substantial fall in British manufacturing, a collapse in demand for new products, and associated risk to employment throughout the supply chain.
Motorhome buyers will find it difficult to keep up with the costs of funding their passion to explore the great outdoors with cross-generational family. This will drive a reduction in the number of motorhome holidays taken in the UK, a significant impact upon domestic tourism and a dramatic fall in the sector's current contribution to the UK economy.
There are many ways for all types of businesses and the public to get involved in the campaign to reclassify motorhomes as commercial vehicles.
To classify motorhomes as cars for taxation purposes is clearly wrong. All supporters of the campaign to get a fair tax for new motorhomes are encouraged to write to their local MP, raise the necessary objections to this tax hike and seek an amendment to the upcoming Finance Bill to reclassify motorhomes as commercial vehicles.
Campaign supporters can follow the steps below to contact MPs about this important issue:
Look up the email address of your local MP using your postcode here
Use the text from this template letter as the draft content for your email
Attach this infographic to explain why motorhomes should be classified as commercial vehicles
Send the email to your MP and also send a copy in to email@example.com
The message to HM Treasury is simple - a motorhome is not a car and taxing them as such is simply wrong! Forcing parliamentarians to sit up and listen to the many objections regarding this draconian tax hike is a critical step in winning a fair tax for motorhomes.
In addition to writing to MPs, businesses and consumers alike can show their support by signing the UK Government and Parliament Petition to "Stop increases in road tax for motorhomes".SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP INCREASES IN ROAD TAX FOR MOTORHOMES
Social media is a useful campaigning tool to publicly show your support of the campaign and call on @HMtreasury to reclassify motorhomes as commercial vehicles. Click the button below to tweet your support.