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Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics: 2019

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or road tax) evasion among vehicles seen on UK roads, and the associated revenue loss in 2019.

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Vehicle Excise Duty evasion statistics: 2019 data tables

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Statistics on rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or road tax) evasion among vehicles seen on UK roads, and the associated revenue loss.

In 2019, the estimated rate of unlicensed vehicles in traffic in the UK was 1.6%. This is a statistically significant decrease compared with 2017, when the rate was 1.8%.

The estimated rate of VED evasion in 2019 in the UK would correspond to around £94 million in lost tax revenue over a full year. Some of this will have been recovered through DVLA enforcement activity or through vehicle keepers paying arrears of duty to cover the untaxed period.

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Published 21 November 2019