MPs and businesses offer support to help stop 705% rise in motorhome tax

From 1 September 2019, the tax payable on first registration of a new motorhomes with a WLTP Euro 6D/2 engine will see the tax increase from £265 up to £2,135.

This 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 job losses throughout the supply chain. 

The campaign to stop a 705% rise in motorhome Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) has already gathered support from a large number of different MPs and businesses within the motorhome sector. Here's a snapshot of just a few messages of support across social media so far.

Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, visited Perthshire Caravans
to hear how the motorhome industry in Scotland will be affected by
such a steep rise in motorhome tax.

Melanie Onn MP, Great Grimsby, spoke direct from Auto-Trail
premises in Grimsby about changes to the way motorhomes are
taxed and explained how this move could put the future of associated
jobs in the supply chain at risk.

Sir David Amess MP for Southend West raised the issue of a
705% rise in motorhome tax in the House of Commons just prior
to summer recess in parliament. He also tweeted his support of
a petition to stop the motorhome tax. 










John Woodcock, MP for Barrow and Furness also offered his support
in the House and has called on the Chancellor to "reverse this monstrous
tax grab on motorhome owners".

Peter Roberts Caravans & Motorhomes, a dealership in Yorkshire
have got right behind the campaign, as have insurance specialists
Shield Total Insurance.

West Country Motorhomes, a motorhome dealer in both Somerset and
Wiltshire, and the Approved Workshop Scheme (AWS) have also tweeted
their campaign support and asked for followers to sign the petition. 

The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) has also
backed the campaign by the National Caravan Council (NCC) for an
urgent minor amendment to the Finance Bill, to reclassify motorhomes
as commercial vehicles for the purpose of VED.

Don't forget there are three different ways to add your
support to the campaign to help reclassify motorhomes as
commercial vehicles.

Visit the Get Involved page for more details.