BVRLA discuss tax disc scrap with DVLA

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 15:00
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DISCUSSIONS: BVRLA talk tax discs

Several British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) members have become the first companies to discuss the tax disc scrap with the DVLA.

Delegates representing 18 rental and leasing companies received clarity from the DVLA about the practicalities and benefits of the new system, which begins on October 1.

Issues discussed included the non-transferability of vehicle excise duty paid and the proposed direct debit system.

The DVLA will hold more engagement events with rental and leasing companies before October, while the BVRLA are pledging to produce guidance for businesses.

Jay Parmer, Legal and Policy Director at the BVRLA, said: “We will now be working closely with the DVLA and our members to develop a communication plan to help ensure that drivers are happy that vehicles are taxed after October 1.”

The DVLA used the event to highlight how the tax disc’s status has changed in the past decade.

Around 60% of applications for VED are now made online, while compliance with VED stands at 99.4% due to ongoing education and enforcement.

Lianne Parkinson, Head of Vehicle Policy at the DVLA, said: “There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but the DVLA would like suggestions from commercial operators to take back to the Treasury.

“Meeting with BVRLA members is the first of many steps to ensure a smooth transition.”

Image courtesy of Nick in exsilio, with thanks.

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