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Frank Hovis

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They were scrapped in 2015 under the banner of efficiency that would save the government £10m a year.

So far scrapping them has actually lost £200m.

Where would we be without this kind of progress?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36468138

It may well be £200m less from road tax - but what has been the take of more onerous fines for not having one - particuarly with ANPR, there really is nowhere to hide and parking in a controlled zone (which is basically any built up urban area in a big city) without a valid tax disc will result in a parking ticket issued

You really can't drive around for long without one

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They were scrapped in 2015 under the banner of efficiency that would save the government £10m a year.

So far scrapping them has actually lost £200m.

Where would we be without this kind of progress?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36468138

only the paper issuance was scrapped.that's the problem.

how much does it actually cost to employ the armies of data analysts(formerly paper shufflers) that decide you either need a disc,or are due one, or you haven't got one and need to be sued.

taking into account all the lawyers fees etc, that sum probably equates to significantly more than VED generates....so therefore VED is an unneccesary pointless make-work exercise that is actually detrimental to the economic efficiency of the country.

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It may well be £200m less from road tax - but what has been the take of more onerous fines for not having one - particuarly with ANPR, there really is nowhere to hide and parking in a controlled zone (which is basically any built up urban area in a big city) without a valid tax disc will result in a parking ticket issued

You really can't drive around for long without one

Seem to be going for the scare tactics up here. Seen a fair few around that had been clamped. I don't think if caught you are lucky enough to just get a ticket.

Big sticker on the side to warn everyone else too.

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Could be initial short-term effects of the change, we'll have a better idea after a couple of years.

I only bothered removing my disc a couple of months ago in order to shove a parking permit into the holder. Well, discs, not disc, I'd always just put the new one in over the old one, had about four years' worth.

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Would have been better sticking it onto the price of fuel. Maybe a tax rebate for the haulage companies/public transport etc.

Would catch out the foreign registered vehicles that way too and force them to contribute for using the roads.

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You can if you live somewhere rural and just use it for local trips. No insurance or MoT required either.

....some also always drive home from the pub. ;)

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Would have been better sticking it onto the price of fuel. Maybe a tax rebate for the haulage companies/public transport etc.

Would catch out the foreign registered vehicles that way too and force them to contribute for using the roads.

The state likes little hoop jumping exercises to test/condition the population in obedience.

Facebook did a thing where they deliberately put a glitch in the iPhone app to test how many users would go back to using a desktop. Stuff like the carrier bag 5p is a similar thing with the state it tests loyalty/obedience and how likely the population is to kick off.

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It may well be £200m less from road tax - but what has been the take of more onerous fines for not having one - particuarly with ANPR, there really is nowhere to hide and parking in a controlled zone (which is basically any built up urban area in a big city) without a valid tax disc will result in a parking ticket issued

You really can't drive around for long without one

Recently discovered several vehicles in my business fleet that were assumed to be taxed when new but weren't and have been in daily use without tax travelling all over the country and none of them have been stopped.

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...this is the truth....got stopped once for having no tax disk, and told the officer another truth, that the tax disk only the day before flew out the window. ;)

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Should have put it on fuel.

Far too sensible! It requires little beaurocracy, and would be hard to dodge.

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Anyone who fancies their changes could just put Irish number plates on their car; ANPR, speed cameras, insurance checks, all defeated. And if a copper did get nosy I think the paperwork involved in crossborder checking would mean he could not prove an offence. Best to declare the car SORN first so if someone goes to the bother of checking against the VIN you can say yeah I exported the car when I moved to Ireland - and now I'm back for a visit ;)

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Anyone who fancies their changes could just put Irish number plates on their car; ANPR, speed cameras, insurance checks, all defeated. And if a copper did get nosy I think the paperwork involved in crossborder checking would mean he could not prove an offence. Best to declare the car SORN first so if someone goes to the bother of checking against the VIN you can say yeah I exported the car when I moved to Ireland - and now I'm back for a visit ;)

The police can now access all EU country registration info and drivers info. According to a copper we met recently. All at risk if we vote out of course.

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My car is zero tax. As anyone else who has one will know,you still get a reminder posted to you. Then you have to go online, and tax it. They'd save a little money, if they didn't send out the reminders.

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My car is zero tax. As anyone else who has one will know,you still get a reminder posted to you. Then you have to go online, and tax it. They'd save a little money, if they didn't send out the reminders.

It's probably to ensure that you have insurance and an MOT in place?

If I recall correctly, classic cars were exempt from paying road tax but still needed to show a valid disc for that very reason

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It's probably to ensure that you have insurance and an MOT in place?

If I recall correctly, classic cars were exempt from paying road tax but still needed to show a valid disc for that very reason

so why not put some VED charge on the cost of an MOT instead.?

easy done, in fact I believe they have a similar system in the netherlands.

reduces the need to all that extra paper shuffling.

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Thought this topic might be having a go at those that still have a disc. Well it reminds me of when it is due for renewal and a windscreen just doesn't look right without one...a bit of vintage decoration.

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