DVLA says don’t panic over death of the disc

The old paper tax disc is now obsolete and a thing of the past
The old paper tax disc is now obsolete and a thing of the past

It’s all change for drivers this week as the tax disc is finally made redundant.

Drivers will still need to tax their vehicles but will no longer receive a paper tax disc.

From October 1 the law has been amended and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will no longer issue discs.

Ian Gallagher, the Fleet Transport Association’s lead on Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration said: “It is imperative that vehicle keepers and potential new vehicle owners are aware that from October 1, vehicle tax will no longer be transferable when a vehicle is sold or transferred.

“The new keeper must purchase tax for the vehicle if they wish to take it onto a public road and the old keeper will automatically receive a refund on any outstanding full months.”

The DVLA will continue to send vehicle owners a renewal reminder when the tax is due to expire and keepers will still process their vehicle in the same way.