There isn't a thread on this already? Looked on first page on 2 sections.
But is having no tax disc on display a good thing? It's good for DVLA - now they can get 2 months tax on a car if you sell it mid month. But one point on a tax disc is - you can't get one without a valid MOT. Also I expect they still charge you delivery cost if you pay for it online.
It took 3yrs of people using the buses & reporting to the police ever other day for the police to get round to clamping a car that had no valid tax disc for over 3yrs. I wonder how long it'll take them now that people can't report cars. Considering that this car was parked on a road the police had to drive passed to get to their local mini police station. But 2 things would be why the car had no tax disc - didn't pay insurance or the car needed lots spent for mot repairs that guy dceided not to have done - meaning car is danagerous to other road users. That's why the old system was good because you could see if the car was safe but know you would need to check online.
Material costs of tax discs/postage were never part of the cost. I know because even though my road tax is £0.00 I still have to apply for a disc each year and do not get charged postage for it. Whatever the reasons for the costs going up, the fact they are no longer sending discs out was never going to send prices down.
Just heads up for anyone - seems DVLA have had system error with the 3rd party company that does all the direct debits. So had my nicely cancelled & you can't redo it online for a month even with tax running out tomorrow. So I'm going to try the old way in the post office.