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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL8459, tabled on 24 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the level of road tax evasion.

Answered on

30 September 2020

The Department for Transport carries out a roadside survey every two years. The survey estimates the rate of vehicle excise duty evasion among vehicles seen on UK roads. The latest survey, conducted in June 2019 and published in November 2019, estimated the rate of on road evasion to be 1.6%. The results confirmed that this is statistically significantly lower than in the previous survey carried out in 2017, which measured the level of evasion at 1.8%.