Dan Peters 01 September 2023

South East Councils to consider devolution of vehicle excise duty

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The devolution of vehicle excise duty (VED) will be among the options expected to be considered by a London Finance Commission-style investigation over the coming months.

Director of South East Councils, Sean McKee, said ‘everything should be explored’ by the ‘serious investigation into appropriate fiscal levers’ for his region, which is expected to report early next year.

Ahead of the General Election, the Local Government Association has called on all political parties to make a commitment in their manifestos for a ‘small percentage’ of VED to be handed to councils to help them with road maintenance.

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