UK Law and Motoring – Ditching the Tax Disc

There have been a number of changes in the motoring industry but the most recent development is the change to ditch the paper tax disc. From October onwards, you’ll no longer have to place a tax disc on your windscreen.

Police can carry out checks whenever they need to, and over the last few years there has been less need to have the paper version in the car. You can now check online whether you’re a particular vehicle is taxed, so it’s time to take down the tax disc holder (in October).

The change in law means that tax is no longer transferred with the car in a sale. Car sellers will receive a refund for tax if there is one or more month’s worth on the vehicle while new owners must buy tax for the car before they can drive it.

This legal change is a big one, mainly because the tax disc has been around for such a long time, not necessarily because of the change sit will have on the public.