19 February 2024

The government has announced that they will legislate to retain the tax treatment on double cab pickups as goods vehicles, where applicable.

This comes after backlash from farming and motoring industry representatives stating that the new rules were not consistent with the government’s wider aims to support businesses. You can read our article about the now revoked changes here.

Nigel Huddleston, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, comments:

“We will change the law at the next available Finance Bill in order to avoid tax outcomes that could inadvertently harm farmers, van drivers and the UK’s economy.”

As such, the previously published guidance stating the new rules to use from July may be disregarded. However, it may take some time for this to be removed from GOV.UK.

Double cab pickups that qualify under the current rules to be classed as a goods vehicle will continue to do so and receive the accompanying tax treatment.

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