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Abolish paper-based car tax disc

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Published on Thursday 4th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Saturday 4th August 2012

Signatures: 202

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Abolish paper-based car tax disc

Additional Information

Abolish paper-based vehicle licence / tax disc and the need to display on a vehicle window.

This will save costs of paper, printing and distributing the discs.

Without a physical disc, there will be no need to keep to a 6-month or annual payment period.

A monthly payment period could assist household budgets and potentially improve VED compliance.

Automated renewals could continue until a car is sold or SORN declared without need for renewal letters.

A question to DoT is whether the additional VED revenue gained through the use/enforcement of paper discs justifies the costs.

As the discs were first introduced in the 1920s, it seems appropriate to revisit whether they are still required.

With online checks available of VED alongside MOT and insurance, this would suggest the paper-disc is now redundant.

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