Autumn Budget 2017
Despite Jeremy Clarkson’s dislike of driverless cars, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government sees them as the future. They intend to support the new technology, but first need to assist the change to electric cars. The Autumn Budget proposes :
In order to protect the environment, The Air Quality plan published earlier in the year, will also be funded through a £220 million Clean Air Fund raised by new taxes on diesel cars.
Drivers may be able to avoid these increases if manufacturers bring forward the next-generation of cleaner diesels. Hammond also reassured (White Van Man or Woman) that these measures will only apply to cars.