Vehicle tax disc to be axed! doesn't mean you no longer have to pay tax though!!

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here, read for yourself

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...57155469,d.ZGU
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"doesn't mean you no longer have to pay tax though!!"

It does if you happen to own a car made before '74.
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Going to make buying a second hand car more annoying now isn't it?
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I wonder how this will affect people when they take their car abroad?
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Going to make buying a second hand car more annoying now isn't it?
You might find this link useful...

You can find out if any car is taxed.

https://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/Ev...execution=e2s1


... and if you want to check if it's insured use this link.

http://ownvehicle.askmid.com/
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Just means they'll announce VED rises as monthly prices rather than yearly. Makes it more digestible for joe average.
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You might find this link useful...

You can find out if any car is taxed.

https://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/Ev...execution=e2s1


... and if you want to check if it's insured use this link.

http://ownvehicle.askmid.com/
Which means it's going to be even more annoying when people hide the number plates in car adverts.
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I wonder how this will affect people when they take their car abroad?
Does it matter? I mean, do they care in another EU country (for example) if you have paid your UK VED?
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Does it matter? I mean, do they care in another EU country (for example) if you have paid your UK VED?
I don't know, however given that if they don't check, we will stop checking foreign cars have the VED equivalent, then they might.
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Just means they'll announce VED rises as monthly prices rather than yearly. Makes it more digestible for joe average.
Yes, it sounds useful to be able to pay on a DD. Being a cynic about it, I wonder though if this is a prelim to sticking it up a lot - car tax is one of those hard to avoid taxes that governments are so fond of, since they gave up taxing big corporations and etailers and made tax voluntary for rich people.
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I don't know, however given that if they don't check, we will stop checking foreign cars have the VED equivalent, then they might.
Is that something that the British police check? I tend to assume foreign drivers driving foreign-plate cars can pretty much do as they please on British roads with little fear of any comeback, I don't know how true my assumption is. I've seen EU-plate cars driving at insane speeds on motorways, which makes me suspect they don't fear police intervention.
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Is that something that the British police check? I tend to assume foreign drivers driving foreign-plate cars can pretty much do as they please on British roads with little fear of any comeback, I don't know how true my assumption is. I've seen EU-plate cars driving at insane speeds on motorways, which makes me suspect they don't fear police intervention.
I am pretty sure it is checked if the foreign driver is pulled over for another reason as part of a standard check, and I also think that say a member of the public saw that a disc on a car was out of the date, and reported it to the police they would investigate.

I think that may just be because we are not as strict, in France for instance, if you get stopped going over 40kph over the limit, they will confiscate your licence there and then.
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Just means they'll announce VED rises as monthly prices rather than yearly. Makes it more digestible for joe average.
and probably change criterion too. Too many new cars being built which have low emissions.
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Which means it's going to be even more annoying when people hide the number plates in car adverts.
So just send them a message and ask for it "because I want to do an HPI check".
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So just send them a message and ask for it "because I want to do an HPI check".
I usually just need it to get an insurance quote. But it really puts me off or makes me lose interest. It's like urgh I have to ring them up just to get the numberplate. And if they're going to just give it to me what's the point in blurring it out in the first place?
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I usually just need it to get an insurance quote. But it really puts me off or makes me lose interest. It's like urgh I have to ring them up just to get the numberplate. And if they're going to just give it to me what's the point in blurring it out in the first place?
There isn't any point.
The sort of people that do that are ********s.
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There isn't any point.
The sort of people that do that are ********s.
I disagree. The Police reckon there's about 10,000 cars now with cloned number plates, and the number keeps going up. Obviously with ANPR if the description of the car doesn't match the record the Police will be suspicious, so what's the easiest way of finding a number plate to clone which matches the car you want to use? Find an advert with the number plate visible.
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I disagree. The Police reckon there's about 10,000 cars now with cloned number plates, and the number keeps going up. Obviously with ANPR if the description of the car doesn't match the record the Police will be suspicious, so what's the easiest way of finding a number plate to clone which matches the car you want to use? Find an advert with the number plate visible.
Someons clones your plates... um, so what?

I once had my plates cloned. I got a speeding ticket for a Volvo in London running around with my plates. The ticket was quashed.

That's about as exciting as it's going to get.
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As many as it takes for the shoes / pads to grip the disk / drum.

well, it used to take only 3 - 4 clicks to fully secure my car, now afteer mechanc did something to ti to pass it's MOT it takes about 6 clicks and it really pissing me off
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well, it used to take only 3 - 4 clicks to fully secure my car, now afteer mechanc did something to ti to pass it's MOT it takes about 6 clicks and it really pissing me off
Why is it "pissing you off".

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