Saturday 30 August 2014

New Car Tax Rules

Welcome to some new followers via Bloglovin - Louise, Ramona Strnad, Clare Klesel, Isla Netten and Jane Lynch. Also Tillytrotter via here.

For those of you who live in the UK and don't know about the upcoming changes to the displaying of our car tax discs, here is a link, so you can read about it for yourselves, see here
These changes take place on 1st October 2014.

Quite a few people are also giving up their TV licences to save money. If you are one of them or are thinking about doing so check out this link first, to make sure you won't be breaking UK law. Another word they could have used to make things a little clearer to some is watching/recording LIVE TV means you need a tv licence!

They say they won't be sending you a reminder letter but remember, they will probably still check out your address with their detector vans (if they still use them), so don't be tempted to do this to save money and then watch/record live programmes. A £1000 fine would be devastating to your finances.

Also, I have just realised that my War Diary Year IV is not up to date, so that has also been added. Hope you enjoy the read! 


  1. Well Dc, it makes life a little easier I suppose ( not that it has ever been particularly arduous to get the disc onto my car window!) but I think it may allow thousands of untaxed vehicles to travel the road with impunity, and woe betide you if you are involved in an incident with them! It has always been an instant visible proof of purchase of tax and insurance, now sadly not applicable. There now, my little rant over! Thanks for highlighting this!

    1. I initially thought that as well but it seems that the number plate recognition camera's all over the place should be able to pick them up. How they will reinforce it though, I don't know!

  2. We just got ours through this week, the last ones ever! Apparently the used tax discs can be quite collectable especially the older ones.


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