KERRY Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin, has welcomed the taking effect of changes to commercial motor tax. Deputy Griffin who is Chairman of the Fine Gael Transport, Tourism and Sport Committee, says this will mean a saving in some cases of over €4,000 per annum. In Budget 2016, the number of rates of commercial motor tax were reduced from 20 to 5 and will now range in cost from €90 to €900 per year, down from a maximum cost of €5,195. These changes came into effect from the start of January and will save many hauliers over €4,000 per year according to Mr Griffin. Deputy Griffin, who had campaigned for the changes, said that will make a major difference for road hauliers in Kerry and across the country.