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    DVLA revenue falls £93m since paper tax disc scrapped - BBC News

    Road tax revenue has fallen by £93m in the year following the abolition of the paper tax disc, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures show.
    Revenue from road tax fell 1.5% to £5.93bn in the year to the end of March 2016, from £6.023bn a year earlier.
    Motoring body the RAC said the figure was "a significant sum" that needed "further investigating".
    The DVLA said a move to direct debit payment and cleaner cars paying less tax accounted for the change in income.
    yeah I believe that,, <modsnip>

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...cise-duty-dvla

    The number of untaxed vehicles on Britain’s roads is now three times the level it was before the paper tax disc was abolished three years ago.

    Department for Transport figures show that owners have failed to pay or renew vehicle excise duty for 1.8% of vehicles – almost 700,000, mostly cars and light goods vehicles. The numbers mean the Treasury could be losing up to £107m a year in unpaid tax, according to government estimates.


    Surge in vehicles being clamped since tax disc abolition, data shows
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    Its equivalent, a biennial roadside survey from 2013, showed a rate of just 0.6% – around 210,000 untaxed vehicles on the road – in the last full year before the paper tax disc was abolished in October 2014.

    The rate rose to 1.4% in 2015, but has surged again this year, a development described as extremely concerning by motoring groups, who warned essential revenue for road improvements would be lost
    oh look the usual bollox!
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    motoring groups... warned essential revenue for road improvements would be lost
    And perpetuated the idea that V.E.D. is in any way linked to spending on roads.
    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    And perpetuated the idea that V.E.D. is in any way linked to spending on roads.
    While referring to Road Tax, which was abolished in 1937.
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    what you mean the BBC & Granuaid are wrong?
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    And perpetuated the idea that V.E.D. is in any way linked to spending on roads.
    If it was, as my old man says "They would be able to concrete over the whole of the UK feckin ten times over and maintain it, if that was the case".

    A good subject to bring up over a few beers

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