Other announcements

Fuel duty and short-haul air passenger duty remain unchanged, as do alcoholic duties for beer, cider, wine and spirits.

Landfill tax
Landfill tax is charged in England and Northern Ireland on material disposed of at a landfill site.
Standard and lower rates are being increased on 1 April 2021 to £96.70 per tonne and £3.10 per tonne, respectively.

Vehicle excise duty (VED)
The Government has announced VED rates for cars, vans and motorcycles will increase in line with the Retails Prices Index (RPI) from 1 April 2021.

Red diesel
From 1 April 2022, the use of red diesel and rebated biofuels will be restricted to qualifying purposes only.
The measure is aimed at incentivising business to move to more energy-efficient alternatives.

Gaming duty
Gross gaming yield bands for gaming duty will increase in line with inflation from 1 April 2021.
Aggregates levy
The Government will freeze the aggregates levy rate for 2021/22, but intends to return to index-linking in future.

Important information
The way in which tax charges (or tax relief, as appropriate) are applied depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to future change.
The information in this report is based on our understanding of Spring Budget 2021, in respect of which specific implementation details may change when the final legislation and supporting documentation are published.
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