Statistics on unlicensed vehicles ‘in traffic’ and ‘in stock’ and the revenues lost through vehicle excise duty 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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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 Great Britain figure
  • VED evasion could have cost around £35 million in lost revenue in Great Britain in 2013/14
  • 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 since 2011

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