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SIMI disappointed with tax increases but welcomesnew registration plate
Alan Nolan, Direcor General, SIMI:"While increases in VR and Road ax were srongly signalled, we warned Governmen ha now is no he ime and i is cerainly no heime o increase boh. Te mooris is already paying enough ax o beon he road and new car sales are down 10,000 on las year. We havealways said ha more ax would be generaed rom increasing he sale o cars raher han increasing axaion. Te Budge VR increases shoulddeliver abou €50 million bu his amoun could be generaed rom hesale o jus 6,000 exra cars and his would also suppor 800 exra jobs which would save he Governmen almos €20 million.On he plus side, or hose buying a new car nex year wih a radein, heincrease in VR will have a knockon efec on he value o he secondhand, so he cos o change should no be signicanly diferen. Weare also saised ha his major resrucuring o VR and Road ax Bands was based on consulaion wih he Indusry and has produceda srucure ha will give us sabiliy ino he uure." Alan Lyons, Presiden o SIMI says, "Te inroducion o he new regisraion period is really good news or he Indusry. For several years, we have been highlighing he problem o seasonaliy in our indusry, where 80% o new cars are sold in he rs hal o he year, orcing garageso reduce saf because o lack o business laer on in he year. While wemay no see a signican change in buying paterns in is rs year o inroducion, he new plae will have a hugely posiive impac on heindusry in he long erm."Te reenion o he VR relie or elecric cars, plugin hybrids andexiuel vehicles is also welcomed, as oo is he reducion in Road ax or Elecric cars.
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