Car tax discs to vanish after a century in use on British roads

 
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GEORGE Osborne confirmed his plan to save motorists five per cent on their vehicle excise duty if they pay by direct debit from 1 October 2014.

The rule change also means that drivers will no longer have to display a car tax disk in their window, but will be checked through an electronic system.

The move is set to save £7m a year in administrative costs.

Vehicle excise duties are expected to make the exchequer £6bn in the next financial year, the Office for Budget Responsibility predicted yesterday.

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