Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years

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Sadly not altogether, but will eventually not have to worry about the paper disc fluttering out of the open roof!

The tax disc to show motorists have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced with an electronic system, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his Autumn Statement.

The disc was introduced in 1921 but officials say it is no longer needed with the DVLA and police now relying on an electronic register.

The new system will allow people to pay the charge by monthly direct debit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25223631
 

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Only just fitted an up market aluminium Tax disc holder.Rats

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Yup - there will be a few going spare - mine included. Need to start a competition for best alternative use.:arghh:
 

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We have had that over here for years. Next year parking permits will be done the same way......
 

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Yup - there will be a few going spare - mine included. Need to start a competition for best alternative use.:arghh:
We'll fling them up in the air and shoot them like clay pigeons.=))

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How will it work.just be on the reg..?

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Yep, apparently tax discs are not inspected by police etc. now and use ANPR instead to catch tax dodgers.
 

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I wonder how much the first one cost!
 

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Gaz what you going to do with all the org tax disc holders you have for sale? Are they buy one get one free now? :D

I like the best alternative use idea thread haha!

I'll go first :D mini desk photo frame? With a pic of the zed in it
 

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Gaz what you going to do with all the org tax disc holders you have for sale? Are they buy one get one free now? :D

I like the best alternative use idea thread haha!

I'll go first :D mini desk photo frame? With a pic of the zed in it
I reckon if you store it carefully in your garage, taking it out occasionally on a dry day to polish it, it's value will only increase. I believe it's the high mileage and salty roads in the UK that put people off buying them second hand.
 

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I like the best alternative use idea thread haha!...I'll go first :D mini desk photo frame? With a pic of the zed in it
New circular .org membership badge holder? with pic of zed of course..
 
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This will result in people out of work again!
No the Government does not think like that, it will only be looking at printing costs, the people will still be there just twiddling their thumbs a little more than before and asking for a pay rise as usual!
 

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Motorists no longer need to find their motor insurance certificate when taxing their vehicle, under changes that come into force on Monday.

Instead the details will be cross-checked on an electronic system.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will use centrally-held databases to ensure that vehicles are insured.

The changes come ahead of the removal of the tax disc, which will be replaced by an electronic system in October.

"Getting rid of needless bits of paper, making changes to free up motorists' time, while saving money for the taxpayer, is all part of our commitment to get rid of unnecessary red tape," said Roads Minister Robert Goodwill.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25398499
 

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Well it is rumoured that soon you may be able to tax your car month by month which for people like a lot of us means we could tailor our road tax and insurance needs to suit ourselves. When I looked into it,it appears more likely that we will still have to buy either 6/12 memo this road tax but the Gov. Is looking to allow you to spread the payment. Personally I think they might be missing a great opportunity here because owners would welcome monthly tax. You don't now need to display a disc in your windscreen and electronic payment is as near instant as it gets. Any thoughts?
 

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Just came across this press release about Statutory Off Road Notification...

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dvla-cuts-unnecessary-red-tape-for-motorists

The changes, which come into force from 16 December 2013, also mean that motorists will only need to tell DVLA once when they declare their vehicle off the road. Currently, motorists who make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) have to renew their SORN every year. Last year, around 4 million SORNs were made, with over 1 million of those repeat renewals.

View: http://youtu.be/P31BdZKwSgQ

 

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But surely if like me you are only running for 6 months(this may change) you declare SORN when it comes of the road and when you re-tax at the end of 6 months then you take it off the road again you will have to declare SORN again? I cannot see why if they are going to let you pay by direct debit you couldn't tax it for 7 or 9 months say. I paid my insurance on monthly direct debit last year and could have had it for the same 7 or 9 months so what's the difference. Surely the Government would make more money that way.
 

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When I put mine back on the road I tax it for 12 months. Then when the weather turns sh*te I SORN it and claim the tax back. It's taxed for about 9 months usually. Simples:)
 
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