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Number Of Untaxed Vehicles In Uk Trebles After Tax Disc Abolition

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#1 mab01uk


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

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.”




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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

Once again, the government totally naive to how this would pan out in the UK. Remove the tax disc and not enforce any measure to catch people out. Bring the paper disk back and none of this 'new owner needs to tax the car' crap.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:27 PM

If amazes me wiith the number of ANPR cameras in use on main roads how anyone can drive around without tax or insurance

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

How do they work out how many cars are untaxed and driving around?

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

I have no idea how many vehicles change ownership in the course of a year, but given that the government now make an extra month's tax on every one as tax can't be transferred I think they're probably still on to a winner.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

More than 100 million quid?? Not so sure!!


Serves em right for being greedy sods when they changed the rules.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

If amazes me wiith the number of ANPR cameras in use on main roads how anyone can drive around without tax or insurance

False plates ?
Do checks on line ref tax / mot then clone the number plates from a legal car that matches yours ( again buy plates on line no checks )
Every time you pass an ANPR all will be good .

No I haven’t before anyone asks!

Has any else noticed the number of cars driving around nowadays with trade plates in ???
Seems to be a thing around here and are definitely not being used correctly IMO
Again I bet you can buy them online???

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