stevemarl wrote:It is sad I think (or I am sad, probably the latter); I`ve got all the tax discs from my 1st car from `75 to it being scrapped in 2003, have to get them framed 1 day.
Wow, that's amazing, that would make a great display. How much was the fee back in 1975?
I've had my Toyota 10 years and kept all the discs. In those 10 years the fee has increased from £145 per annum to £220, an increase of 51.7%.
ollyw wrote:A Treasury spokesman said: "This is a visual symbol of how we are moving government into the modern age and making dealing with government more hassle free."
How long have the databases and ANPR been in operation now? It's taken a long time to move slowly into the "modern age".
pbar wrote:I wonder if car taxes will go down now, it must be a decent saving they will make without having to make and send out all those discs, and with the lesser mysterious 'admin' costs.
You're correct, of course, when you consider the logistics and security currently involved in getting the discs from where they are printed to the Post offices.
The all important admin fee, oh yes, including the 10% surcharge for paying for six months tax instead of twelve. There are massive savings to be had yet, as you say, I've not heard any talk of a reduction of fee.
I'd better stop, as this is the second thread where I've criticised the Government, so if I disappear from this forum you'll know where I've gone. Hang on, there's a knock at the door now.......
All the best,