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General Chat Thread, The DVLA... in General; Hello all, It's that time of year again and my road tax needs re-newing. Is it just me though, or ...
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    Hello all,

    It's that time of year again and my road tax needs re-newing. Is it just me though, or are the Government and DVLA really starting to take the mick? And why is it, two years in a row, my tax disc reminder in the post states one price for 6 and 12 months, yet the online price is 5 more? Robbing so and so's...

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    The DVLA vehicle tax service is run by Capita. That's pretty much all you need to know.

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    I'm happy with the 30 I pay for it

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    Is it more expensive online? I love not having to go to the Post Office, especially with the school minibus renewal as our insurance is only a letter from the LEA saying it's insured. It used to take half an hour and a phone call to the DVLA before they would accept it!

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    No - I just think the Government make these last minute price rises in line with the new 2012/13 financial year. They did it last year too.

    I do it online as I can't be bothered to go to the Post Office. Lazy but true!

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    I dislike them one because they've robbed me of a months tax - twice, and they're run by Capita. Enough said.

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    Classic car insurance and no road tax here. woo

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    I dislike them one because they've robbed me of a months tax - twice, and they're run by Capita. Enough said.
    So they go under the same filing tab as Apple then ??

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    *pays 16 and change*

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    Same happened to me last year - did the price go up as part of the recent budget? Theres small print on the paper copy saying something like prices are correct at time of print and are subject to change blah blah blah

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    I also pay for mine Online because it is just so much easier than having to take all documents to post office and walking to one.

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    The DVLA vehicle tax service is run by Capita. That's pretty much all you need to know.
    Aaaaahahahahaha!

    Just as well you can't turn your car into an Academy...

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    Eurgh, don't talk to me about the cost of motoring generally! Several years ago I was more-or-less offered a job involving a significant motorway commute. My car was old and unreliable so I bought a Vauxhall Vectra (known at the time as a great 'commuting' car). When I heard nothing back about the job and subsequently chased it, I found that they'd decided not to recruit after all and not bothered to tell me.

    Long story short, several years on I have a Y reg Vectra I can't afford to replace that costs me 270 a year in Road tax and when my insurance renewal came through they want 825 to insure me!!!! I have over 9 years of no claims bonus, I'm 29 years old and have never (touch wood) so far had a motoring conviction or accident or claim of any kind!!! The insurance is more than the car is worth!!!

    The whole thing is daylight robbery but they have you over a barrel, and if, like me, you can't afford to replace the car it's even worse. What I'd save in tax I'd MORE than spend in the payments on the car and the additional cost of insurance so it's not even worth it!

    My insurance is due at the end of this month and quite frankly I feel sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    So they go under the same filing tab as Apple then ??
    Not really, Apple are the scourge of companies with no intention other than filling their pockets with some substandard products at premium prices. They do have some decent products at not outrageous prices. They have fingers in more patents^H^H^H^H^H^H^H pies than most people ever could.

    DVLA exist only to manage what they manage. And they manage to cock it all up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Aaaaahahahahaha!

    Just as well you can't turn your car into an Academy...
    Just wait, one day you'll replace the tyres and received a letter telling you that technically its not the same car you originally taxed so need to re-licence re-tax your car.

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