Apparently the number of untaxed vehicles on Britain’s roads is now three times the level it was before the paper tax disc was abolished three years ago.......I always thought it was pretty obvious that this would happen and any savings would be more than wiped out, I guess the lost tax revenue will now have to be raised from those of us who continue to pay and follow the rules.
The RAC’s public affairs manager, Nicholas Lyes, said: “These figures are extremely concerning. Clearly, since the tax disc was abolished there has been a significant increase in untaxed vehicles on our roads. This latest data suggests it is now costing the Treasury more than £107m in lost revenue over a full year – higher than in any year since 2007. The Treasury noted that abolishing the paper tax disc would save £10m, however it now seems the changes are proving extremely costly.”