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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 204427, tabled on 20 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on sending out reminders to drivers to renew their road tax; and for what reason some drivers do not receive reminders.

Answered on

7 January 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) issues vehicle excise duty reminders to customers up to four weeks before the tax expires. The DVLA issues more than three million reminder letters each month. Complaints about non-delivery are rare, which suggests that the service works well for the majority of vehicle keepers.

Occasionally vehicle keepers may not receive a reminder. This is often because the keeper may have moved house and not advised the DVLA of the new address, or the letter may have gone astray.

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