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An end for car tax discs

Car tax discs are to be scrapped and replaced by an electronic vehicle excise duty system.

Officials say car tax discs are no longer needed, with the DVLA and police now relying on an electronic register.

Full details are still to be confirmed, but the new system should allow people to pay the charge by monthly direct debits.

The changes are expected to come into effect in October 2014.

This may not have any financial impact on motorists, but should take some of the stress out of complying with the road tax rules.

Farrell Financial Planning are independent financial advisers based in Glasgow. Farrell Financial Planning offer independent financial advice, but do not advise on car insurance. See our advice services page to see how our advice could help you and your family.

All information is based on Farrell Financial Planning’s understanding of UK law & HMRC practice in the UK. Information is also based on Farrell Financial Planning’s understanding of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2013. Tax and legislation are subject to change.

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