The letter points out that the NCC's campaign has “gained significant cross-party support of over 85 MPs, as well as attracting a debate in Westminster Hall, Treasury Questions and interest from local and national print and broadcast media.”
A highly successful drop-in session on 5 February attracted 25 MPs, increasing support for #fairmotohometax. More than 80 MPs now back the campaign, which has been widely covered in local and national media.
MPs from all parties were invited to attend the ‘Fair Motorhome Tax’ drop-in event, co-hosted by MPs Emma Hardy and David Davis on 5 February at Portcullis House, London SW1. This was an opportunity to meet with the industry and ask questions.
The Yorkshire Post has called for support for Fairmotorhometax campaign. The influential Yorkshire Post newspaper called for a ‘halt changes to road tax which leaves owners of new motorhomes facing a 705% increase in Vehicle Excise Duty’.
On 7 January, Sir Desmond Swayne MP (New Forest), Sir Christopher Chope MP (Christchurch), Sammy Wilson MP (East Antrim) and Karl Turner MP (Kingston Upon Hull East) asked questions in Parliament regarding motorhome VED.
On 29 October, the NCC helped arrange a drop-in session in Westminster for MPs to learn more about the 705% rise in first registration tax on new motorhomes and add their support to the Fair Motorhome Tax campaign.
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.
Sir David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West, has handed his firm backing to the NCC campaign against a 705% rise in motorhome tax.
The House of Commons Library, an independent research and information unit that provides impartial briefings to MPs and their staff, has recently published a briefing paper on Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new motorhomes.
The National Caravan Council (NCC) has released a full position statement regarding motorhome Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) following a 705% tax rise that came into effect from 1 September for a new motorhome with a WLTP Euro 6D/2 engine.
David Davis MP, for Haltemprice and Howden, has joined the campaign to reclassify motorhomes as commercial vehicles, calling the changes in Vehicle Excise Duty "totally unacceptable" and "excessive".
The National Caravan Council has published updated advice for its member dealerships to help deal with questions regarding the planned increase in motorhome VED and answer issues over end of series derogated vehicles (older engines Euro 6b/1).
The campaign to stop a 705% rise in motorhome VED has seen support from a number of different MPs and motorhome businesses. Here's a snapshot of just a few messages of support across social media so far.
The DVLA has published information detailing changes for new motorhome registrations from 1 September 2019.
Plans that could see tax on motorhomes rise by an incredible 705% could have a “devastating” impact on business
The National Caravan Council (NCC) has launched a full-scale lobbying campaign to stop a 705% increase in VED for new motorhomes from 1 September 2019