The government has lost a considerable amount of revenue from the abolition of tax discs
and it makes you wonder what the future holds.
Until it dawns on the authorities that paperless tax discs
are not working then the number will be increasing daily.
UNPAID car tax is set to rise from PS32million when paper tax discs
were scrapped to PS97million this year.
However, motoring organisations believe the majority of car tax-dodgers have been deliberately evading paying up - but are too dim-witted to realise that there is an alternative way of catching them since tax discs
have been abolished.
A FIFTH of motorists in Wales are still displaying tax discs
on their windscreens unnecessarily.
I'm delighted but I want to warn others not to be caught out, especially now that paper tax discs
are a thing of the past.
Motorists that have tax discs
with months left to run will be able to remove them from their cars and destroy them.
Paper tax discs
are no longer being issued and the switch to the new system descended into chaos with the site buckling under "unprecedented demand" from motorists trying to renew online.
The FTA said that the Government had said that switching to digital tax discs
will cost PS8m to set up, but will save PS2m a year in administrative costs within three years.
Car tax discs
will cease to exist next month but you can still get a PS1,000 fine from the DVLA if you don't follow the rules.
All local authorities will be made aware of the change to law where tax discs
will no longer be available.
THE Government proposes to abolish tax discs
on cars but not, alas, vehicle excise duty itself.