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Offline BeeTee

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Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« on: Tuesday, 26 August, 2014 @ 22:19:19 »
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Tax discs will be abolished on October 1 but of those aware change is ahead, half do not know the exact date

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Paper tax discs will vanish from cars in less than six weeks - but half of drivers are still unaware of the new rules.


The windscreen tax discs will be scrapped from October 1 and replaced by electronic records where police cameras will check number plates to catch owners who have not paid.


However, a survey found that 50 per cent of drivers are still ignorant about when the changes take effect.


Nearly a third of them said they will not even try to find out what the new rules are, according to the poll by price comparison website money.co.uk.


The poll found that 6 per cent of motorists believe that the changes are not coming into force until next year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11055677/Car-tax-discs-end-in-six-weeks-but-half-the-country-has-no-idea.html

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 @ 07:43:46 »
Looking at the number of Brits driving Brit cars around illegally in Kef, I thought the tax discs had been done away with years ago...(together with MOT, insurance....)

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 28 August, 2014 @ 07:51:25 »
I was told when I went into the local sub post office in UK that there will be no tax discs after October so asked how to renew mine (which happens to be taxed insured and mot'd by the way) Was told  you can still do it online or at the local post office as usual you just won;t be given a new disc.
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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 18 September, 2014 @ 14:09:59 »
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End of car tax disc could see evasion match problem of uninsured drivers, says RAC
The motoring organisation fears the changes next month could result in the number of motorists failing to tax their cars becoming as high as the number who drive without insurance
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11103517/End-of-car-tax-disc-could-see-evasion-match-problem-of-uninsured-drivers-says-RAC.html

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 01 October, 2014 @ 15:58:55 »
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Thousands of customers have been unable to renew their car tax online, after the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website was swamped.

A new system comes into operation on Wednesday, after which it will no longer be necessary to display a paper tax disc in the windscreen.

But some motorists have spent up to 13 hours online, trying to get their car tax renewed.

The DVLA said the site had seen "an unprecedented volume of traffic".
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29430979

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 12 April, 2015 @ 03:25:41 »
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Tax disc loophole leaves angry drivers facing massive fines
The paper disc on the windscreen may have vanished, but now a change of ownership can mean being clamped and towed – and money for the DVLA
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/apr/11/tax-disc-loophole-drivers-massive-fines-clamping-towed-dvla

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 12 April, 2015 @ 19:29:28 »
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Thousands of customers have been unable to renew their car tax online, after the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website was swamped.

A new system comes into operation on Wednesday, after which it will no longer be necessary to display a paper tax disc in the windscreen.

But some motorists have spent up to 13 hours online, trying to get their car tax renewed.

The DVLA said the site had seen "an unprecedented volume of traffic".
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29430979
Makes the Greek online system sound like a walk in the park...for a change!!

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 07 June, 2016 @ 17:29:24 »
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Vehicle tax collected fell £200m after paper discs axed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36468138

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2016 @ 14:07:20 »
No surprise there then  :dunno:

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 08 June, 2016 @ 18:55:17 »
Actually strikes me as amazing!

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 22 December, 2016 @ 12:45:14 »
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Clamping of untaxed cars has doubled since the end of the paper tax disc as drivers forget to renew
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/21/clamping-untaxed-cars-has-doubled-since-end-paper-tax-disc-drivers/

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Re: Car tax discs end in six weeks but half the country has no idea
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017 @ 01:23:57 »
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DVLA says in past three years there has been 166% rise in clamping of vehicles because of a failure to pay road duty
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/24/up-to-160000-vehicles-clamped-for-unpaid-road-tax-year-dvla-discs