Long-anticipated rise in diesel taxes expected in chancellor’s budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to reverse incentives for buying and running a diesel car

The cost of owning and running a diesel car is likely to increase soon. Photograph: rclassenlayouts/123RFLong-existing tax incentives to buy and run diesel vehicles are expected to be reversed in the forthcoming Budget.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is understood to be considering an increase in duty on the fuel, in an effort to cut polluting emissions and raise funds for air quality measures. His conclusions will be revealed at the dispatch box on 22 November.

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