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Vehicle excise duty evasion estimates: 2013

Unlicensed vehicles ‘in traffic’ and ‘in stock’ and the revenues lost through Vehicle Excise Duty (VED/car tax) evasion.

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Vehicle excise duty evasion estimates: 2013 report

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Vehicle excise duty evasion estimates: 2013 data tables

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The main results are:

  • in 2013 an estimated 0.6% of traffic on roads in Great Britain was driving without a valid tax disc.

  • the estimate for Northern Ireland is 0.7%, not significantly different from the GB figure.

  • VED evasion could have cost around £35 million in lost revenue in Great Britain in 2013/14, but this is only 0.6% of the total amount due.

  • some of this revenue will have been recovered through DVLA enforcement activity or through vehicle keepers back-licensing their vehicles.

  • VED evasion is estimated to have decreased slightly between 2011 and 2013, and remains at the relatively low level which has existed, with some minor fluctuations, since 2008.

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