Do YOU know about the tax disc changes?

26 August 2014

Windscreen decoration news now, and did YOU know that tax discs are set to be abolished on October 1? We spoke about it all the way back in 2012, but according to a survey on, only half of drivers questioned were aware of the changes.

You will still have to pay your vehicle tax, but now police cameras will be automatically check number plates and robots will establish if the tax has been paid.

The tax disc has spent 93 years on vehicle's windscreens - well, in six or 12 months bursts anyway. Not the same one handed down.

Motorists will need to be aware of impending tax disc changes or face a £1,000 fine as well as potential penalty charges against a car they no longer own.

"Helpfully", the DVLA has yet to start adding warnings to tax renewal reminders, but THEY'VE MADE A FILM!

Dear God.

The new rules will demand used car sellers to inform the DVLA of the change of ownership. HPI provider,, has warned those caught unaware could face fines and charges.

Meanwhile for used car buyers, the vehicle tax will no longer be transferred while those selling can claw back unused tax.

So yes, get aware.

TOPICS:   Travel   Motoring


  • jim
    that video made me cringe soo bad. did we pay for that bolox?
  • Paul S.
    What will happen to all those happy velologists?
  • Alexis
    Not to worry Jim - selling our details to the parking cowboys paid for it!
  • Noddy
    At first I thought he was speaking Welsh. Particularly the bit where he says "you're 93 and I'm 30". Also, for years DVLA have been banging on that it's vehicle excise duty not road tax and in the 'friendly' font at the end it's described as a tax!
  • David F.
    so the cost will go down now that they're not producing physical discs anymore?
  • taxman
    ^Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah!!!! Good one!!!!
  • Jessie J.
    I know fuck all about the tax disc, who do i have to pay a grand too?
  • Pie M.
    Another fucking scam stealth tax: if you sell your car/bike part-way through a month you won't get a refund for that month, but the person you sell the vehicle to has to tax it immediately, meaning that the revenue collect double tax for it that month.

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