Consultation outcome

Remove the insurance check when taxing a vehicle

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Annex A - Summary of consultation responses

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Detail of outcome

Removing the insurance check when taxing vehicles – the government’s plans following consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

A proposal to remove the current check for a valid insurance policy at the point where an application is made to tax a vehicle.

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Consultation description

This consultation is about the proposal to remove the current check for a valid insurance policy at the point where an application is made to tax a vehicle.

The government is proposing to remove the annual or 6-monthly checks that are currently made for a valid insurance policy when an application is made to tax a vehicle, now that a more continuous check of motor insurance is carried out through CIE.

The objective is to reduce the burden on motorists by removing the need to produce evidence of insurance when taxing a vehicle and to increase the number of successful transactions on DVLA’s Electronic Vehicle Licensing facility.

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Removing the insurance check when taxing a vehicle

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Impact assessment

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Published 15 October 2012
Last updated 26 November 2013 + show all updates
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