DVLA issues double tax discs
Two-for-one tax discs from Swansea? Lovely
The DVLA has apologised to customers who have received multiple copies of car tax discs in recent weeks.
We were contacted by a Reg reader who applied online for two tax discs last week. The DVLA systems do actually work on occasion, and he duly received the discs a couple of days later. But yesterday he received two more tax discs.
He was not alone - posts in driving forums reveal several others have also received duplicate discs.
A DVLA spokesman told the Register: "As a result of an error, a number of customers, who recently purchased tax discs on line or by phone, were issued with duplicate tax discs.
"Once the problem was identified, swift action was taken to rectify it. All customers affected are being sent a letter of apology and the erroneous discs have been cancelled."
Still, it makes a change from them selling your address to nefarious wheel-clampers for £2.50 a time. ®
Road Tax disc
It still baffles me why we all have to live with the wonderful thing that is the road tax disc - assume because we have always done so is a reasonable excuse for waste of our money (just think about the whole processing and sending out of the disc)
Maybe we should encourage local councils to do likewise - what a nice addition it would make to have a display of council tax discs outside the house!
That's all true but you have to put up with having the French as neighbours, colleagues, etc.
So on balance, you lose :-)
@antediluvian by AC
You make it sound great.
But just one question remains before I move there.
Please can you confirm whether or not all of the French have moved out?