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Bob
4th November 2004, 00:08
At present, in the UK if a vehicle is not going to be used on the road (for example, a biker may wish to take their bike off the road - not to be confused with off-road, which is another thing altogether - during Winter), it is necessary to complete a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). The idea is that this prevents road tax dodgers. At present, obtaining this notification is free. This is going to change if proposals made in a document issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are accepted.

The DVLA are looking to introduce a charge for declaring a vehicle off the road. This action would raise approximately 82M to fund the change to a standardised European license a move that would see paper licences replaced by chip-based credit-card style licences.

MAG Director of Public Affairs Trevor Baird asked "What happens if vehicle keepers pay the annual registration fee and then decide to declare SORN for those vehicles? Do they have to pay another fee to declare SORN for vehicles on top of the Annual Registration fee they have already paid? If they then decide to put those vehicles back on the road, will there be another fee? When would the annual registration fee then be due? We have asked the DVLA to clarify this issue."

Riders of Historic or Classic motorcycles many of whom own more than one vehicle and who are currently exempt from payment of road fund tax will have to pay according to the consultation a maximum of 4.50 for each vehicle. The consultation is not clear if fees for Annual Registration and SORN are separate.

bluninja
4th November 2004, 21:33
Hmppph. Think I will leave my bike unregistered and just take it to track days. :Punk:

inlinefour
26th November 2004, 09:18
At present, in the UK if a vehicle is not going to be used on the road (for example, a biker may wish to take their bike off the road - not to be confused with off-road, which is another thing altogether - during Winter), it is necessary to complete a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). The idea is that this prevents road tax dodgers. At present, obtaining this notification is free. This is going to change if proposals made in a document issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are accepted.

The DVLA are looking to introduce a charge for declaring a vehicle off the road. This action would raise approximately 82M to fund the change to a standardised European license a move that would see paper licences replaced by chip-based credit-card style licences.

MAG Director of Public Affairs Trevor Baird asked "What happens if vehicle keepers pay the annual registration fee and then decide to declare SORN for those vehicles? Do they have to pay another fee to declare SORN for vehicles on top of the Annual Registration fee they have already paid? If they then decide to put those vehicles back on the road, will there be another fee? When would the annual registration fee then be due? We have asked the DVLA to clarify this issue."

Riders of Historic or Classic motorcycles many of whom own more than one vehicle and who are currently exempt from payment of road fund tax will have to pay according to the consultation a maximum of 4.50 for each vehicle. The consultation is not clear if fees for Annual Registration and SORN are separate.

They will allways look for new ways of gathering revenue. :blink:

vifferman
26th November 2004, 09:45
Hey Honda - stop dredging up old threads.