Progress on the the Fair Motorhome Tax campaign continues with a number of new cross-party MPs joining the cause for fairer taxation on new motorhomes and HM Treasury officials meeting with NCC representatives.
Leading the charge in promoting the NCC campaign has been Sir David Amess MP (Southend West) who has spoken twice in Parliament on behalf of the industry, more recently as part of the Queens Speech debate where he called the 705% rise in new motorhome VED “totally unfair” and “crazy".
Many thanks to @amessd_southend for once again raising industry concerns over a 705% rise in new #motorhome VED in the @HouseofCommons #QueensSpeech debate. We continue to lead the campaign for #FairMotorhomeTax & look forward to finding an appropriate resolution with @hmtreasury pic.twitter.com/rmDZ1PdtA0— The NCC (@NCCLtd) October 15, 2019
Alongside Sir David, there are up to 50 MPs that have so far responded positively to the Fair Motorhome Tax campaign and have agreed to show their support by asking questions of HM Treasury and through further industry engagement activities.
David Davis MP (Haltemprice and Howden) has been vocal with his support in the East Yorkshire hub of leisure vehicle manufacturing, calling the changes to vehicle excise duty fees “totally unacceptable” as he met with Swift Group’s Managing Director James Turner in early September.
Emma Hardy, Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, has also been instrumental in pushing the Government for action with a series of questions raised in the House of Commons and, alongside Sir David, she is hosting a drop-in session for colleagues across Parliament to learn more about the issues and the impact the 705% rise in VED is having on the motorhome industry.
Further support from MPs across a broad range of different parties has strengthened the campaign position immeasurably, so much so that early in October the NCC met the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke MP, to put forward a case for fairer taxation on motorhomes. The meeting was engaging, productive and positive and it is clear that Treasury are listening to the concerns being raised.
Members can continue to get involved with the campaign by writing to their MP for the first time or by continuing to keep up any existing correspondence with fresh evidence. All resources are available on the campaign website www.fairmotorhometax.org. Alternatively, NCC members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests for further information