Bid to simplify car tax application

CarsDrivers will soon no longer have to produce their motor insurance certificate when buying a car tax disc under plans unveiled by the Government.

The proposal, which will be consulted on, has been made possible by new checks of existing databases for insurance under continuous insurance enforcement rules.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's records are compared regularly with the Motor Insurance Database to identify registered keepers of vehicles which appear to have no insurance.

Roads Minister Stephen Hammond said: "We are committed to getting rid of unnecessary red tape. There is absolutely no benefit in making motorists prove they have insurance when they buy a tax disc now that we regularly check existing databases for insurance.
"These proposals will make the whole process quicker, easier and cheaper."
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