A Parliamentary deadlock means the UK is holding its third General Election in the last five years, with Boris Johnson's Conservatives facing off against Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, while a number of smaller parties fight to have their voices heard. There's no doubt that Brexit is the main issue on the agenda but this is a General Election, not a referendum, so all matters of policy are up for debate, including those relating to motoring.
The Liberal Democrats' leader Jo Swinson has tried to position her party as the obvious choice for those wanting to keep the UK inside the EU, with plans to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit without holding a second referendum. One motoring policy the Lib Dems do have planned, though, is to bring the 2040 ban on the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars forward to 2030, as part of plans to expedite the UK's move to net decarbonisation. Accelerate the rapid take-up of electric vehicles by reforming vehicle taxation, cutting VAT on EVs to 5 per cent and increasing the rate of installation of charging points, including residential on-street points and ultra-fast chargers at service 47 stations. They will Introduce a nationwide strategy to promote walking and cycling, including the creation of dedicated safe cycling lanes
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No matter who ultimately gets the vote and the honour of running this country, what we can say is that Brexit or No Brexit, the United Kingdom is looking to change the face of the motoring industry as we know it. Be prepared for the all electric revolution. Share on: Useful Links Personal Car Lease Deals Business Car Lease Deals Car Leasing Manufacturers
12th of December 2019
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