Vehicle Excise Duty Rates 2007/2008

Want to find out how much you'll be paying for your Vehicle Excise Duty (VED aka road tax) in 2007/2008? The Chancellor promised to tax the most polluting vehicles: Band G vehicles, the most polluting at 226g/km of CO2 and above, had their tax raised from £210 to £300 this year and will rise again to £400 in the tax year 2008/2009.
Pre-graduated VED (registered before March 2001)

£ per year


New rate

1549cc and below



above 1549cc



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UK owner managers are calling for stronger government incentives to encourage green behaviour.

New research by entrepreneur think tank, the Tenon Forum, reveals that almost half (48 per cent) of UK owner managers think the government isn’t doing enough to support their efforts to implement environmentally friendly policies in the workplace, with entrepreneurs citing tax credits as one of the most effective ways for the Chancellor to motivate green behaviour.

Mexican Tortillla Protests

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Mexico City to protest at the rising price of Tortillas.

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Marks & Spencer Goes Green

Marks & Sparks, our recently refreshed & successful retailer, today announced plans to become carbon neutral in 5 years. M&S plans to spend £200million by 2012 to become one of Britain's greenest retailers.

And that's good news, because green consumers will love Marks & Spencer if they succeed, it will be good news for the environment & British life and hopefully it will spur other retailers on to also go green.

EU plans 'industrial revolution'

Mr Barroso's Commission will have to sell its ideas to EU leaders

This just in from the BBC

The European Commission is due to demand a new "industrial revolution" when it unveils a wide-ranging set of proposals on energy and climate issues.

The EU's civil service wants more investment in renewable energy, arguing that the old fuels have a political as well as clear environmental cost.