The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) welcomes the announcement that a date has been set for the abolition of the tax disc.
From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer be issued and required to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. The DVLA already holds a digital record of taxed and untaxed vehicles.
Robinson continued “The NFDA lobbied for the abolition of the tax disk prior to the announcement back in 2012 and we have liaised continually with the DVLA during the consultation period
“The announcement of a date for the move will be welcomed by dealers across the UK.
“Through digitalising the vehicle taxing process the DVLA has reduced costs imposed on dealers. New vehicles will now be delivered to buyers much sooner as dealers will not have to wait for tax discs to arrive before dispatching them.
“The move will also benefit consumers who will not have to wait for the tax disk to arrive.”
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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland