Number of untaxed vehicles in UK trebles after tax disc abolition
Around £107m a year in road improvement revenue is being lost after DVLA reveals untaxed cars and vans on UK roads has surged to 700,000
The number of untaxed vehicles on Britain’s roads is now three times the level it was before the paper tax disc was abolished three years ago.
Department for Transport figures show that owners have failed to pay or renew vehicle excise duty for 1.8% of vehicles – almost 700,000, mostly cars and light goods vehicles. The numbers mean the Treasury could be losing up to £107m a year in unpaid tax, according to government estimates.
Source: Guardian Transport