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Isle Of Man Defers Vehicle Duty Regime Changes

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 April, 2017

The Isle of Man's Department of Infrastructure has postponed consideration of changes to vehicle duty.

A briefing will be arranged for lawmakers to explain the new charging structure, which is intended to continue the policy of encouraging the shift towards less-polluting vehicles.

The proposed changes, the first for more than two years, are intended to help generate the income needed to maintain the highways network, while correcting the imbalance between charges based on engine size and those calculated based on carbon emissions.

In addition, the proposed changes include benefits for the owners of commercial vehicles, motorcycles, classic cars, and welfare vehicles.

Commenting on the postponement, Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer, said: "The Department has outlined the principles behind its proposals and supplied supporting information, comparisons, and examples. However, it is clear that some Tynwald Members still have questions, so I am happy to organize a briefing to provide a fuller understanding of the changes and the alternatives."

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