Hong Kong’s finance chief has maintained that tax and fee increases for car owners are aimed at reducing congestion, not increasing revenue. Photo: Dickson Lee
Hong Kong’s finance chief has maintained that tax and fee increases for car owners are aimed at reducing congestion, not increasing revenue. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s finance minister maintains tax, fee increases for car owners aimed at curbing congestion, not generating revenue

  • Finance chief Paul Chan says licence fees were last raised 30 years ago, with the latest increase not even keeping up with inflation over that period
  • Rather than lining the government’s coffers, Chan says the measures are aimed at curbing the number of private vehicles on the road

Hong Kong’s finance chief has maintained that tax and fee increases for car owners are aimed at reducing congestion, not increasing revenue. Photo: Dickson Lee
Hong Kong’s finance chief has maintained that tax and fee increases for car owners are aimed at reducing congestion, not increasing revenue. Photo: Dickson Lee
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