Gov't lose £80m after scrapping car tax discs

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  1. mikebeaches

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    The worry here with that increase is that those vehicles with no tax are probably not insured and I bet they have no MOT either !!!!
     
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    And they are about to close all those Inland Revenue offices. Still I suppose that what is foremost in the eyes of those that make these decisions is that government spending as a share of GDP is shrinking and that per se is a good thing. :rolleyes:

    Dick
     
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    Mmmm!...

    I smell propoganda....

    I can see "the black box" currently used for young drivers... Bring indroduced for all....
     
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    Really????, I hadn't heard that.

    WooHoo, I feel a bigger MH coming on :laughing:

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    80 M so where are the next cut's coming to our transport system culdent make it up could you were all in it together just wondering what were all in
    bill
     
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    Where does that report provide evidence that the rise is due to the scrapping of the disc?

    The figures were from summer 2015 and summer 2013 meaning that nearly 3/4 of the period during which the number rose came before discs were scrapped.

    More biased reporting/posturing for political reasons?
     
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    Oh!! don't worry there just working up to----------------------
    Supose we had better put 20p VED on a gallon, just to break even you understand:eek:
     
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    Clue there Graham
    The move has also led to a doubling in the number of unlicensed vehicles on British roads.
     
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    Right from the start it was quite obvious this was not going to work with no visual conformation of vehicle tax paid. Was not a missing or out of date tax disk regarded as 'a starter for 10' by the police ??
    Yet another example of this government failing to protect its citizens.
     
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    It was also easy for police to spot untaxed cars – something that it is no longer possible.


    What a load of crap.
    Police cars are fitted with ANP cameras which instantly alert the police to any irregularities.

    Plod in a car couldn't physically see if a car had a current tax disc unless the untaxed car was stopped for something else.

    I don't care where these stats have come from, I dispute the figures.
     
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    Only the writer's assumption Geo, no evidence to back it up.
     
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    Tax or sorn by law.
    No tax or sorn will attract a fine automatically and any insurance will be void by default.
     
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    I just don't believe it,,,,,, with a make of two months for one when Car is sold on
     
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    Not a cop or traffic warden on the beat, there is now nothing to alert them to an untaxed vehicle?
     
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    I'm in the agree camp there.
    The more you use the road the more you pay, and I get 22mpg for most of motoring.
    My motorhome could be stood for months (the reason I sold it) but it still had to be taxed incase I did want to use it for the odd weekend.
    Putting a couple of bob on fuel would mean I only pay when I used it.
     
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    When did you last see a copper on foot.
    I haven't seen one in Scarborough for any a long time.
     
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    I had a letter from Divots VLA saying one of my work vehicles was not taxed since 1st Oct,, wanting £80 fine, and £19.90 cost of unpaid tax, spent 98 mins on phone, 3 weeks e mailing , just to be told it is taxed but easiest way out of it is to pay the fine and costs, then it will be refunded to me when sorted out.
    If I don't they even threaten County Court action.
    YES THIS TRUE
    A BLOOMING JOKE,
     
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    By that I take it you mean a real policeman, rather than a PCSO. Depressingly last summer, we had an exceptional beat bobby, who always made his presence felt in town. Haven't seen him for ages, so I guess he is a victim of the cuts.
     
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