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Road taxes to affect Liberty motorists

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Recent changes by the U.K. government's budget committee made Mar. 22 will affect Liberty members when paying their annual road tax.

The change, which takes effect immediately, will only raise road tax from £175 to £180 for most vehicles. The six-month option will go up from £96.75 to £99.

"The individuals seeing the biggest change are those who own vehicles registered on or after March 23, 2006 with a carbon dioxide emission figure over 225 grams per kilometer," said Master Sgt. Richard Webb, 48th Security Forces NCO in charge of Security Forces administration, "their annual taxes will jump to £300 a year or £165 for six months."

These vehicles include European specification vehicles and larger sports utility vehicles.

Motorcycles with an emission figure more than 600 cubic centiliters will see an increase from £60 per year to £64 annually, continued Sergeant Webb.

The changes supersede any tax reminders sent out to motorists by mail.

For more information on the increase, visit the DVLA web site at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_10012524.

For information about registering your vehicle on base, contact 48th SFS Pass and Registration at 226-1853 or visit their web site at https://48fw/C14/C15/Pass%20and%20Registration/default.aspx.