A little unfair
So, the government spend time, money and effort trying to get us to use overpriced, poorly-maintained and tardy public transport instead of our nice shiny cars, and then, when less people buy cars because of this (and, no doubt, the recession) they then sting the car manufacturers for tax on, effectively, unsold stock.
Car dealerships are closing and people are losing their jobs. This will already affect the car manufacturing industry without money-grabbing beaurocrats, hiding behind all manner of legal mumbo-jumbo, sticking their boots in.
FFS, HMRC - at least TRY to help us escape the recession..!