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Vehicle road tax and fuel tax (FOI)

Vehicle road tax and fuel tax (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 08 October 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



What year did the annual vehicle road tax cease?


10p per litre fuel tax was introduced to replace the road tax so how much in total has been raised with this 10p per litre tax since its introduction?


In the last three years 2016 / 2017/ 2018 what was the amount per year raised with this 10p per litre tax?


How much was raised in the last two years with fuel tax in Jersey?


A and B

Please see responses to earlier Freedom of Information (FOI) requests at the following links:

Motor Vehicle Taxes (FOI)

Road Tax, Maintenance and Users (FOI)

The first link above in itself includes a link to a question posed in the States Assembly in July 2011 which provides further relevant information. To assist this link is repeated below:

Written question 1240/5(6419)


The answer to questions A and B demonstrates that the yield from Impôts duty on fuel was increased from 1994 to compensate for the abolition of Motor Tax at the end of 1993. They also clarify that this additional yield in duty was not ring-fenced specifically for the maintenance of roads etc.

As advised in the second Freedom of Information request referred to above, there is no direct link between sources of taxation and duties and how the money is spent. All taxes and duties are paid into one central fund and spending plans are then approved by the States Assembly using that central fund and taking account of the money available.

The information requested is therefore not available.


Impôts Duty on fuel is reported annually in the States accounts. The 2017 and 2018 yields were £22.8m and £22.1m respectively and can be found on page 226 at the following link:

Annual Report and Accounts (2018)

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