Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

(asked on 21st July 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the backlog is for applications for (a) new and (b) renewal of vehicle licences; and what steps he is taking to tackle that backlog.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 7th September 2020

The quickest and easiest way to renew a driving licence or to pay vehicle excise duty is to use the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)’s online services. These have continued to work well throughout the pandemic and there is no backlog for applications made online. The DVLA has processed more than 36 million online driver and vehicle transactions since March, including issuing nearly two million driving licences.

The number of paper driving licence applications waiting to be processed fluctuates on a daily basis as licences are issued and new applications received. There are no backlogs of vehicle licence applications.

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Recent Documents related to Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

1. NP 2212 - 21 January 2019 (objection deadline 11 February 2019)
04/12/2019 - Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
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Found: e-mail with your details to: Notifications@vehicle -operator -licensing.service.gov.uk Remember

2. AD 6271 - 27 December 2017 (objection deadline 17 January 2018)
27/11/2019 - Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
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Found: to 4pm Monday to Friday The next edition of Applications and Decisions w ill be published on: 03/01/2018

3. NP 2209 - 31 December 2018 (objection deadline 21 January 2019)
04/12/2019 - Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
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Found: e- mail with your details to: Notifications@vehicle -operator -licensing.service.gov.uk Remember

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30/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: 1: Pavement licences 15 Clause 2: Applications 15 Clause 3: Determination of applications 15 Clause

5. NP 2156 - 25 December 2017 (objection deadline 15 January 2018)
04/12/2019 - Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
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Found: yours on https://www.gov.uk/manage -commercial -vehicle -operator -licence -online NOTICES AND PROCEEDINGS

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