Motorhome VED Tax Increase Reverted!

On the 11th of March, the new budget was released. It included a reversion of the motorhome VED tax increase that was introduced in September 2019. Click Here to read about the tax increase back when it happened. It saw a 700% on the VED paid for a brand new motorhome, from £265 to £2135. This had negative impacts on the motorhome and tourism industry, putting many jobs at risk. Also, the tax increase actually caused the opposite of its intended effects. While newer motorhomes with less-polluting engines gained this additional cost for consumers, old motorhomes that are far less eco-friendly were exempt from this change. This meant that consumers looking to buy new motorhomes were being incorrectly punished. Thankfully common sense prevailed.

As you may remember, there was a large campaign fronted by the NCC to revert these changes as soon as they were announced. The petition received over 14,000 signatures and was backed by 85 MPs. It resulted in a successful campaign that saw the VED tax increase being reverted. This means that brand new motorhomes can be bought at £1,870 less than previously advertised – great news for consumers looking to purchase a new motorhome.

From everyone at Southdowns, thank you for signing the petition!

So why not browse our extensive range of 2020 motorhomes? With prices amended to match the new VED tax, there are some great motorhomes available for up to £1,870 off their previously advertised price. Please note that all 2020 models have their 12 months Road Fund License and 1st Registration Free included in the price. There are motorhomes from Burstner, Carthago, Hymer and Compass. Find the motorhome that suits your lifestyle by Clicking Here.


Once again, thank you to everyone who signed the partition and made the voice of the motorhoming community heard.