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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject:
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100308/tts-uk-ireland-strike-ca02f96.html

Strikes, strikes everywhere.

I tried to telephone the DVLA today. Out on strike

Bruce, do you know how old a car must be before Vehical Tax is no longer required?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject:
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christine wrote:
Bruce, do you know how old a car must be before Vehical Tax is no longer required?

If I can jump in here :-

Anything (car, motorbike, etc.) that was registered with the DVLA before Jan 1 1973 is certainly exempt. (Until they change the rules.)

Regardless of registration date, if you can prove it was manufactured before Jan 1 1973 then it will be also be exempt. (Until they change the rules.)

It used to be that any vehicle older than 25 years - on a rolling annual basis - was exempt, but good old Gordon put a stop to that and froze the date at Jan 1 1973. (Just another of his little known stealth taxes.)

If the vehicle is borderline, the classic car/bike clubs will help you get access to records about date of manufacture.

But - even if your vehicle is classed as "Historic", and therefore exempt, you still have to get a tax disc every year - at no cost to you - but at a taxpayer cost to cover all the bureacracy and admin associated with sending you a reminder; issuing the 0.00 tax disc and then sending you a letter thanking you for registering.

It's even sillier when it come to Statutory Off- Road Notifications. Same palaver - for vehicles that are not on the road but are sitting rotting, or highly polished, in garages and sheds all over country

Complete madness.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject:
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ll cars on the road need a VED disc. Cars made before 1 january 1973 get a disc free. It was originally a rolling 25 year programme but in 1997 Gordon Brown stopped it.

All cars registered with the DVLA have to be either taxed if on the road or if in storage on private ground they need a SORN statutory offroad notice.

If you apply before the last day of the previous month you are allowed five days for the disc to be posted but payment mut be received before the first.

The tightening of all the rules and the bureaucracy can all be blamed on Brown.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject:
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applied for my tax disc via the internet and a disc is needed because even if you are exempt from road fund license you need to prove the vehicle has a valid insurance don't you? That is recorded electronicly.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject:
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ireland/7533807/What-Ireland-can-teach-us-about-spending-cuts.html

My son tells me there is a distinct air of optimism. Certainly the private sector realises that salary cuts have to happen, and the public sector are only putting up token resistance.
What does it say for our currency when the euro is falling against the dollar and the pound is falling against the euro?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/liamhalligan/7549877/Rebounding-Celtic-tiger-offers-UK-harsh-lessons-in-demolishing-debt.html#postComment

Looks as though this is beginning to work. The public sector must be prepared to play their part in the recovery of this country. After all, they played a big part in making us so sick

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject:
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eanwhile, our dozy politicians grab what they can before jumping ship ...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7086828.ece
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