Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

(asked on 3rd June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 202 to Question 48265 on Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing paper licence discs.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 12th June 2020

The abolition of the paper vehicle tax disc has delivered significant savings for the taxpayer and businesses since its removal in 2014.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the police and other enforcement authorities use data from the DVLA’s vehicle register to confirm that vehicle excise duty has been paid. Over £6 billion is collected annually. The Government has no plans to reinstate the paper vehicle tax disc.

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