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    UK Car Tax Discs to be Scrapped!

    BBC News - Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years

    It is to be replaced with an electronic register and you can now pay by installments!

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    Oh thank GOODNESS, another govt-run IT system.

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    Direct debit will help me!

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    Think they're in cahoots with Wonga over the extra charges for paying by installments.

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    About bloody time, only 15 years overdue. I honestly think we are alone in education IT that we know what we're doing and actually move with the times. Government, DVLA, NHS, some communications companies (ironically) have barely got a working computer system between them. I feel sorry for all the intelligent IT people they have working for them that aren't allowed to do a proper job of it for once.

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    Excellent news.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Direct debit will help me!
    What car you running?

    2004 Laguna 1.9DCI 120bph: Tax is £145 a year
    2000 Clio 1.2 16V 75bph Tax is £145 a year

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    Gosh I can spread my £30 over twelve months! I think I'll just pay it up front...

    They scrapped the dodad in the windscreen in South Australia years ago and almost immediately there was a huge increase in the number of untaxed and so uninsured cars on the road. I've heard that this has been an absolute nightmare when there is an accident. The person claiming has to sue the uninsured driver, who of course, declares themselves to be insolvent. Also, in SA the rego (which we would call tax) includes third party insurance. So it a driver runs a pedestrian over, the pedestrian is covered. Except, of course, they aren't if vehicle isn't registered (taxed).

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    yeah you're still going to have to pay an extra 5% to pay in instalments, just save the money each month and pay in one go

    Or get a car that's cheap (£20 hehe)

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    220 a year for me thanks to a 15 year old 1.8!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Gosh I can spread my £30 over twelve months! I think I'll just pay it up front...

    They scrapped the dodad in the windscreen in South Australia years ago and almost immediately there was a huge increase in the number of untaxed and so uninsured cars on the road. I've heard that this has been an absolute nightmare when there is an accident. The person claiming has to sue the uninsured driver, who of course, declares themselves to be insolvent. Also, in SA the rego (which we would call tax) includes third party insurance. So it a driver runs a pedestrian over, the pedestrian is covered. Except, of course, they aren't if vehicle isn't registered (taxed).
    The tax disc is pretty much pointless already though... People get fined via the database at the moment as it is. The only people who use the disc are police when they do a stop check, and even then that system has pretty much changed to a computerised system instead.

    It totally will cause an increase idiocy of people thinking they don't need to pay but that's their own fault really!

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    as said im not sure the paper disk server much purpose as its all anpr now anyway wonder how i will spread my £0 road tax lol at least im paying what the roads round here are worth

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    Maybe they could still send out a sticker/disc just saying paid or something similar.

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    I don't pay for mine so doesn't make a difference (I have a lease car )

    I personally think they will also change the structure again for how they calculate as now cars with such low Emissions they pay very little tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I don't pay for mine so doesn't make a difference (I have a lease car )

    I personally think they will also change the structure again for how they calculate as now cars with such low Emissions they pay very little tax.
    yes this is inevitable

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