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Car Tax Disc Change - The Sly Bit

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Car Tax Disc Change - The Sly Bit

I think it's a mistake getting rid of the car tax disc but that's not the biggest problem.
It seems the new invisible tax disc will not only be linked to the car but to the car and owner.
The result being you won't be able to buy a car with any remaining tax on it.
And as the DVLA only work in whole months you can see the other problem.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29251527
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Re: Car Tax Disc Change - The Sly Bit

I think most, if not all, of this was discussed here Smiley

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Re: Car Tax Disc Change - The Sly Bit

Have they not done this to stop Insurance dodgers and provisional drivers taking to the highways ?
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Have they not done this to stop Insurance dodgers and provisional drivers taking to the highways ?

Erm.. I hate to say it but that does not stop someone putting a key in the ignition, starting the engine and then driving.
If someone wants to drive unlawfully they will do it regardless.
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The new changes are likely to cause a loss in revenue for DVLA , as the people who drive with no insurance are also likely to drive with no Tax  Shocked
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Re: Car Tax Disc Change - The Sly Bit

I think it will DEFINITELY encourage untaxed driving when people change cars, especially private purchases.
The idea seems to be that the new owner buys tax at the time of transfer, which in theory is possible as there is an "automated" 24-hour phone service.......  Roll eyes
However, that will no doubt check the insurance and it's already a well-known issue that the online insurance database is not updated in anything resembling a timely manner.  Cry
Currently you can tell your insurer over the phone that day and drive away properly insured in an already taxed car. This is now likely to fail, but will people wait? Seems unlikely.....
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Who do you think is more right in the news article?
RAC or DVLC
My moneys on the RAC.
Or should that be our money.
It would be lose lose. The missing revenue would have to be made up somehow and all those extra untaxed uninsured drivers on the road could cost some of us dear.
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