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Road tax evasion doubles

15 November 2017

Almost 106,000 vehicles were either immobilised or impounded for non-payment of road tax last year.

The DVLA has now launched a campaign warning that untaxed cars will be towed away.
From 2014 it was no longer possible to transfer car tax to new owners, even if the vehicle had many months of tax pre-paid. The DVLA believes the withdrawal of the paper tax disc also means many believe they can simply avoid paying.

However, the latest figures show 105,878 vehicles were clamped last year, that’s up on the 85,355 in 2015.

Revenue collected from vehicle excise duty has fallen by £147m over the past two years to just under £5.9bn.

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