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DVLA Campaigns Against VED Evasion

Posted in General News on Friday, February 15th, 2019

The DVLA has launched a campaign to tackle the widespread problem of vehicle tax evasion and as part of this campaign the agency has released a list of the areas in the UK where this illegal practice is most common. London, Northern Ireland and Birmingham are the top three worst areas on the list with figures of 122,155, 73,460 and 55,121 offences respectively. Throughout the campaign the DVLA will be taking enforcement action against the owners of untaxed vehicles in these areas and others, and this action includes fines, court proceedings, clamping and in some cases, the eventual loss of vehicles. Another main component of the agency’s campaign involves taking a giant clamp, brandished with the words “Tax IT OR WE’LL CLAMP IT”, on a nationwide tour to raise awareness of the consequences of not paying vehicle tax. The DVLA’s Head of Enforcement, Tim Burton said: “This campaign has a clear message for anyone who flouts the law in this way – tax it or lose it. It’s never been easier to tax your car, so there really is no excuse. We would rather not have to clamp or remove vehicles, but this campaign highlights the consequences of not taxing a vehicle. Having your vehicle clamped is expensive and inconvenient – and you could end up losing your car.”

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Fiona ware

Friday, February, 15th, 2019

It was a bad mistake to abolish to tax disc which was easily recognise by officers of the a glance.

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Dee Wilson

Friday, February, 15th, 2019

Dover is another area where cars are dumped for weeks on end especially Tower Hamlets area. Lots of foreign number plates drivers bragging they don’t pay vehicle tax as they never get, in their words “pulled” by Police!

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Tuesday, February, 19th, 2019

The trouble with government is their all take with next to nothing in return for your road tax and fuel duty. I don’t condone it but can see why some folk begrudge paying it.