New motoring laws in November as petrol and diesel owners warned of fuel rises

With November in full swing, new motoring laws could be released soon.

Drivers could be caught out as a series of laws are likely to impact millions. For starters, petrol and diesel owners are at risk with a potential rise in fuel duty costs being considered.

It could see fuel prices increase, despite many still struggling with the cost of living crisis. But changes to EV charging rules and extra pothole funding could be a boost for Brits.

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Here are three changes to look out for in November…

Fuel standards consultation – November 10

A government consultation asked whether the UK should adopt European Union car rules that will end in days. The survey questioned whether cars sold in the UK should be subject to stricter test procedures.

Manufacturers have generally backed the new proposals which would see Euro 6e emissions standards replace Euro 6d rules.

Fuel duty – November 22

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is expected to address a series of vital motoring topics which could lead to widespread changes in November with fuel duty possibly at the top of the agenda.

Mr Hunt initially froze fuel duty back in March but is under pressure to increase costs. According to the Telegraph, Treasury officials are pushing the Chancellor to raise the charge.

It is predicted a slight 2p increase would rake in an extra £5million into public coffers. If the plan goes ahead, duty will rise to 55p a litre for petrol and diesel vehicles.

Meanwhile 19 Conservative MPs signed a survey backing a further cut in fuel duty with 28 calling for the tax to remain at the same level.

Conservative MP John Hayes said: "People need a vehicle to get to work and to do other essential things in their lives, so I am opposed to a rise in fuel duty.

"The last thing we want to do is put more costs on hard-working families, and that is why we have frozen fuel duty for a very long time."

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Autumn Budget – November 22

Along with fuel duty rises, Mr Hunt could address potholes and EV charging in the Autumn Budget. Meanwhile, he may decide to make further announcements regarding the nation's now delayed petrol and diesel car ban.

The AA called on the Chancellor to allocate more funds to victims of pothole damage after one of the worst years on record for incidents. The motoring group said extra funding was "desperately needed".

They said: "We know that longer-term funding has been pledged from HS2 savings but the Chancellor has the opportunity to give some short-term pothole relief by announcing more cash for roads in his Autumn Statement."

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