he misses the point yet again. Very few folk, in the past, would have applied to get their road tax refunded when they sold their car and therefore the tax was only paid once. The new system means that the DVLA will now in a lot of cases be paid twice for the same vehicle being road taxed.
Therefore what has happened in the past has been changed and this seems an unfair new system. Best solution is to refund the full unused tax. Simples and fair.
There are many vehicles sold without tax, I for one never passed on a vehicle with a current disk. If I were, I would add the cost, if any (many cars are not subject to duty but we still have to pay as a collective to produce the disk) to the sale price. In a way, this can help those buying, they may not want to pay for 12 months duty if they can get 6 at their own lesure. This system also ensures that the new owner has insurance to drive the vehicle, or arange delivery. For instance, these few you mention must include the owners of the 7,052,078 vehicles scrapped from 2006 - 2011, about a million a year. There are some advantages, there will of course be a few problems, while you whine about the cost to yourself, it is estimated that up to £160,000,000 worth of duty can be avoided, at a cost to us all. That should be the real issue, not the few pounds lost by the odd individual or the mass conspiracy of the DVLA making money on bad planning.
Edited by shetlandpeat, 28 September 2014 - 10:21 AM.