Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

(asked on 15th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2020 to Question 53999 on Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties, what the value has been of savings to (a) the public purse and (b) businesses from the abolition of the paper vehicle licence in each year since 2014.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 18th June 2020

In the first full financial year 2015-16 the actual saving to the public purse from the abolition of the paper vehicle licence was £8.9 million. In the financial year 2016-17 the actual saving was £8.5 million. This saving was anticipated to be a recurring annual figure.

There was an estimated administrative cost saving of around £7.5m each year for vehicle business activities.

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