Historic UK Road Tax Duty (for Cars)
Year
3 Months Duty
 
4 Months Duty
 
6 Months Duty
 
12 Months Duty
 
1921
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1922
1923
1924
1925
 
 
 

  From 1921 until 1948, Duty was calculated at £1 per Horse Power (HP)

Part year duty was applied at the rate of approximately

108.3%

of 1 months duty

per month

 

(Pay the extra $7 for your Tax Disc and Camilla will work it all out for you !!)

 

1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
£2  14s 0d
 
£3 12s 0d
 
£5 8s 3d
 
£10 0s 0d
 
1949
£2  14s 0d
 
£3 12s 0d
 
£5 8s 0d
 
£10 0s 0d
 
1950
£2 14s 0d
 
£3 12s 0d
 
£5 8s 0d
 
£10 0s 0d
 
1951
£2  14s 0d
 
£3 12s 0d
 
£5 8s 3d
 
£10 0s 0d
 
1952
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1953
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1954
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1955
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1956
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1957
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1958
£3  11s 6d
 
£4   15s  6d
 
£7   3s  0d
 
£13 4s  0d
 
1959
£4    1s 6d
 
£5  10s  0d
 
£8  3s  0d
 
£16 10s  0d
 
1960
£4    1s 6d
 
£5  10s  0d
 
£8  3s  0d
 
£16 10s  0d
 
1961
£4    1s 6d
 
£5  10s  0d
 
£8  3s  0d
 
£16 10s  0d
 
1962
£4    1s 6d
 
£5  10s  0d
 
£8  3s  0d
 
£16 10s  0d
 
1963
£4    1s 6d
 
£5  10s  0d
 
£8  3s  0d
 
£16 10s  0d
 
1964
£4    1s 6d
 
£5  10s  0d
 
£8  3s  0d
 
£16 10s  0d
 
1965
£5    4s 0d
 
£7  0s  0d
 
£10  8s  0d
 
£19   5s  0d
 
1966
£5    4s 0d
 
£7  0s  0d
 
£10  8s  0d
 
£19   5s  0d
 
1967
£5    4s 0d
 
£7  0s  0d
 
£10  8s  0d
 
£19   5s  0d
 
1968
£6    15s 0d
 
£9  6s  0d
 
£13  10s  0d
 
£25  0s  0d
 
1969
£6    15s 0d
 
£9  6s  0d
 
£13  10s  0d
 
£25  0s  0d
 
1970
£6    15s 0d
 
£9  6s  0d
 
£13  10s  0d
 
£25  0s  0d
 
1971
£6    15s 0d
 
£9  6s  0d
 
£13  10s  0d
 
£25  0s  0d
 
1972
£6    15s 0d
 
£9  6s  0d
 
£13  10s  0d
 
£25  0s  0d
 
1972
£6.75
 
£9.30
 
£13.50
 
£25
 
1973
£6.75
 
£9.30
 
£13.50
 
£25
 
1974
£6.75
 
£9.30
 
£13.50
 
£25
 
1975
£11
 
£14.65
 
£22
 
£25
 
1976
£11
 
£14.65
 
£22
 
£40
 
1977
£13.75
 
£18.35
 
£27.50
 
£50
 
1978
£13.75
 
£18.35
 
£27.50
 
£50
 
1979
£13.75
 
£18.35
 
£27.50
 
£50
 
1980
£16.50
 
£22
 
£33
 
£60
 
1981
£19.25
 
£25.70
 
£38.50
 
£70
 
1982
£22
 
£29.30
 
£44
 
£80
 
1983
£23.40
 
£31.15
 
£46.75
 
£85
 
1984
£25
 
£33
 
£49.50
 
£90
 
1985
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1986
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1987
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1988
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1989
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1990
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1991
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
 
1992
£30.25
 
£40.33
 
£60.50
 
£110
 
1993
£34.40
 
£45.90
 
£68.75
 
£125
March
1993
£35.75
 
£47.70
 
£71.50
 
£130
Dec
1994
£37.15
 
£49.55
 
£74.25
 
£135
Dec
1995
£38.50
 
£51.35
 
£77
 
£140
Nov
1996
£39.50
 
£52.65
 
£79
 
£145
Nov
1997
£41.25
 
£55
 
£82.50
 
£150
Nov
1998
£41.25
 
£55
 
£82.50
 
£150
Nov
1999
£42.65
 
£55.85
 
£85.25
 
£155
March
1999
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
Upto 1100cc (Jun)
1999
£42.65
 
£55.85
 
£85.25
 
£155
Over 1100cc
2000
£27.50
 
£36.65
 
£55
 
£100
Upto 1100cc (Jun)
2000
£42.65
 
£55.85
 
£85.25
 
£155
Over 1100cc
2001
£27.90
 
£37.20
 
£55.75
 
£105
Upto 1200cc (Mar)
2001
£44
 
£58.70
 
£88
 
£160
Over 1200cc
2001
£27.90
 
£37.20
 
£55.75
 
£105
Upto 1549cc (Jul)
2001
£44
 
£58.70
 
£88
 
£160
Over 1549cc
  • While every effort is made to be as accurate as possible, the values in the table above must be regarded as indicative rates of duty and not necessarily the actual amount charged at the time.
Conversions

GBP pre 1972:


GBP post 1972

£1 = 20s (shillings)
 1s= 12d (Pennies)

£1 = 100p (Pence)

GBP £1
=Approx $1.83

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