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What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

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What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36468138

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

not sure you can call that conclusive proof that the change is the cause of that.
you are now more likely to get caught than you were before.

did the report take into account people changing cars to lower tax bands?
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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

£223m would pay for a lot of paper discs.

 

Not having an actual disc is of no benefit to the driver but every benefit to the tax dodger and work shy civil servant.

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

why is having no paper disc a benefit to the tax dodger?
now all you need to check a car is the registration number, previously you needed registration number AND visibility of the paper disc.
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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

Getting rid of the paper disc, was designed to save money...... and it worked  ! ! ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

223 million pounds have been saved by people....  not taxing their car  ! ! ! ...  Cheesy

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

A much more sensible approach would be to shift VED into a fuel surcharge. Thus people who use the roads more pay a fair level of tax.  You could also have a Number Plate  recognition system (ANPR) at the petrol/diesel pumps. No fuel unless the vehicle is insured and has a valid MOT if required.

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?


chenks76 wrote:
why is having no paper disc a benefit to the tax dodger

To answer that accurately you would have to know how many tax dodgers were caught because they were reported by a member of the public or traffic warden spotting their out of date disk.

I would suspect a good number. I no longer have to use my Guinness label.Smiley

 

 


AlaricAdair wrote:

A much more sensible approach would be to shift VED into a fuel surcharge. Thus people who use the roads more pay a fair level of tax..


 Of course people would argue that already happens due to fuel tax.

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AlaricAdair wrote:

You could also have a Number Plate  recognition system (ANPR) at the petrol/diesel pumps. No fuel unless the vehicle is insured and has a valid MOT if required.


That was actually proposed a year or two back - i remember reading about it on the dailymail site. I don't know what happened to it though.

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billnotben wrote:

chenks76 wrote:
why is having no paper disc a benefit to the tax dodger

To answer that accurately you would have to know how many tax dodgers were caught because they were reported by a member of the public or traffic warden spotting their out of date disk.

I would suspect a good number. I no longer have to use my Guinness label.Smiley 


i would suspect it was very few.

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

Trouble is we will never know. Like the tax payer will never know if the scrapping has actually saved them any money.

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

Adding VED to fuel as a surcharge is much too obvious an idea and as such is never likely to happen.

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

VED on fuel would't work, as VED is based on the cars emissions.
by putting VED on to fuel you'd need to scrap that basis.
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chenks76 wrote:
... as VED is based on the cars emissions.
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Nope, under the current scheme, VED is based on potential rather than actual emissions.  In fact putting the VED element on fuel is a much more accurate way of taxing pollution.

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Re: What did I predict about the scrapping of the 'tax disc'?

why would it be more effective?
two cars buying the same amount of fuel would pay the same amount of VED on that transaction.regardless of how green the car was.
how would you deal with cars that have zero VED ?
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chenks76 wrote:
how would you deal with cars that have zero VED ?

QR codes where the tax disc used to live, in order to turn a pump on, you'd have to scan the thing telling the computers running the tills its VED status and adjusting the price paid accordingly...

 

Only problem is, how to figure out what to do with people who only go to a petrol station for fuel to run mowers, strimmers & generators...