to Historic Vehicle & VED exemption items available on the V8 website|
How can I find out whether my car is eligible for VED exemption?
our guide to VED exemption and flowcharts for a car "built" in 1974
or earlier and in 1975.
1974 & Guide 1975
1974 & Flowchart
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items on the Historic Vehicle status & VED exemption|
flowchart for a VED exemption application
Updated flowchart for an MGBGTV8
built in 1976 or earlier. 161124 More
the DVLA clampers - ensure the notice of a change of registered keeper is sent
to DVLA promptly
A rare but disturbing case
from a Sunday Times article. 160117 More
consequences of ending the paper tax disc - see our clarifications
aims behind the series of changes to vehicle excise duty (VED) over the last few
years have been a combination of enforcing compliance and seeking administrative
cost savings. But what have we seen? Sadly some uncertainties and some unintended
consequences. Vehicle clampings have soared, motorists have incurred increased
costs and we have seen misleading statements on the GOV.UK website. Here we clarify
what has happened. 151202 More
might happen if you are stopped by the police when driving home with an existing
VED on a car you have just bought?
The DVLA website says when you buy a
vehicle, the tax or SORN doesn't come with it and is cancelled so you need to
re-tax a vehicle before driving it home from a dealer's forecourt or a private
seller's home. We do not consider that is correct because our review of the legislation
shows the existing VED is not cancelled until the DVLA receives notification of
the change of registered keeper from a sale or transfer of the vehicle.151202
does the roll on feature of the rolling 40 year VED exemption work?
the good news of the reintroduction of a rolling VED exemption was announced in
the March Budget 2015, Chris Hunt Cooke mentioned an important detail - the Rolling
40 year VED exemption requires the annual roll-on to be included in each Finance
Act which goes through Parliament following each Budget. Here Chris provides a
VED exemption for cars built
in 1975 and eligiblefor VED exemption from 1st April 2016
Our guide and
flowchart is based on our current understanding of how to make an application
for a tax class change from PLG to "Historic" and reports from fellow
members on their applications at either the Post Office or DVLA. 151127
1975 & Flowchart
class change to "Historic" can only be processed when a licence application
is made, not when making a SORN
change of tax class from PLG to Historic can only be carried out when a VED licensing
application is made, not when a SORN is made. However the Post Office can re-license
a vehicle in the Historic tax class if it has previously been under a SORN.
renewal or SORN on the GOV.UK website
Tax renewal or SORN online is a very
convenient way of managing this routine chore. You simply go to the GOV.UK website
at www.gov.uk/vehicletax . 150402 More
exemption for cars built in 1974
Our guide and flowchart is based on our
current understanding of how to make an application for a tax class change from
PLG to "Historic" for a car built in 1974 and reports from fellow members
on their applications at either the Post Office or DVLA. 150123
an Emergency Contact Disc as an alternative to a tax disc
With the end
of paper tax discs in October 2014 this is certainly a useful idea and one which
could provide essential information at the scene of a collision or medical emergency.
of the counterpart driving licence
From January 2015 DVLA will no longer
issue the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. 141118 More
on the vehicle road tax changes in the UK
From 1st October 2014 you no
longer need to display a paper paper tax disc on a vehicle registered in the UK.
Even if you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, it can
be removed from the vehicle and destroyed. 141030
Paying vehicle road tax
by Direct Debit
As part of the end of paper tax disc changes, DVLA has
offered a Direct Debit as an additional way to pay for vehicle tax. 141030
Heritage certificate delays
at BMH Gaydon
Heavy demand for Heritage certificates is causing delays,
so apply early for a certificate for a tax class change from April 2015. 140711
End or paper tax disc
See an extract from the latest FBHVC newsletter.
receives duplicate new V5Cs and free tax discs!
A member's experience with
applying for a tax class change to Historic and a free tax disc is a bizarre case!
guide note on applying for a tax class change and free tax disc
updated guide note and a flowchart which sets out how to find your way through
the process. 140407 More
successful tax class change and NIL value disc issued for an MGBGTV8!
Fry reports he went to his local Post Office in Worcestershire today, got a tax
class change and a a free tax disc. 140401
DVLA progress with a VED
exempt tax class application!
At last DVLA is starting to respond sensibly
to early applications for a tax class change and NIL value tax disc. See
an update report. 140328 More
exemption for cars built in 1973 measure recorded in Hansard
resolution recorded in Hansard on 25th March 2014 covers the 12 month VED exemption
extension announced in the Budget 2013. The further concession of a rolling 40
year exemption announced in the Budget last week will be covered by a section
in the Finance Act 2014 which is underway and likely to reach Royal Assent in
mid to late July 2014.
exemption extended on a rolling 40 year basis
Tucked away on page 76 of
the HM Treasury Budget 2014 support document was a very welcome announcement that
"the Government will introduce a rolling 40 year VED exemption for classic
vehicles from 1st April 2014". So as many enthusiasts had hoped, following
the VED exemption announced in March 2013 for cars built in 1973, it is to become
a "rolling" concession. For many enthusiasts who missed the 12 month
VED exemption extension announced in March 2013 by a couple of months or so, because
their car was built in early 1974, this will mean that from April 2015 they will
be eligible to apply for the tax class change and the NIL value VED rate. 140319
process for cars built in 1973
Since the Budget in March 2013 we have
known a car built in 1973 will become road tax exempt from 1st April 2014 and
at last the procedure for getting the taxation class changed from PLG to "Historic"
for an eligible car and applying for a NIL value disc has been obtained from DVLA.
exemption extension update
We have sought clarification of the proecedure
for claiming a NIL value tax disc for the first time on and from 1st April 2014.
So far we have seen no clarification and 1st April 2014 is approaching rapidly.
Finance Bill 2014 for consultation
The draft Bill is expected to include
the VED exemption extension measure announced in the Budget in March 2013.
131206 More & Draft
closure document clarifies application process
See our NEWS item with a
report on DVLA document INF259 released on 30th October. 131101
DVLA local offices closure
DVLA local offices will begin to close in three groups from 25th
October with the second and third groups on 22nd November and 13th December 2013.
do you claim VED exemption for a car "built" before 1st January 1974?
from Victor Smith based on news received from the Federation for British Historic
Vehicles Clubs (FBHVC) and from fellow member Chris Hunt Cooke. 131017
More & 131020
is the cut-off in the chrome bumper V8 production for the new VED exemption?
our chart. 130813 More
exemption extension update
See our update note. 130730
exemption extension update
Looking at the Finance Act 2013 which recived
Royal Assent in July 2013 we could see no mention of the VED exemption extension
announced in the Budget 2013 in March. See the likely explanation in our NEWS
item. 130730 More
the "build date" of your MGBGTV8
How can you check the build
date for your car and if your car was built in 1973 then how can you apply for
Historic Vehicle status and the VED exemption? Our detailed guide note explains.
certificate from the V8 Register
expect the V8 Register will have a role to play in "producing a dating certificate
as an enthusiasts' club" using evidence from a copy of the vehicle manufacturers'
production control records we have access to. 130323
How do you
claim Historic Vehicle VED exemption?
What is the
current DVLA procedure for taxing historic vehicles, will
your MGBGTV8 be tax exempt and how can you find out when your car was built?
Is your MGBGTV8 tax exempt?
See our NEWS item on this key question
following the surprise announcment in the Budget Statement 2013. 130320
report on the Budget Statement on 20th March 2013
An extension of one year
to the cut off date from which classic vehicles are exempt from VED was a welcome
surprise in George Osborne's Budget Statement to the House of Commons today! From
1st April 2014 a vehicle manufactured before 1st January 1974 will be exempt from
paying VED. 130320 NEWS