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DVLA runs out of perforated paper for tax discs

Drivers will have to cut out their own vehicle tax discs after the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) run out of perforated paper.

The paper system will be replaced by an electronic system on October 1 and the DVLA has been running down stocks in preparation for the change, reports the BBC.

"Tax discs can be expensive to produce and we have always planned to run down stocks in the run up to 1 October," said a spokeswoman for the DVLA.

"To make sure we deliver the best possible savings to the taxpayer we have not procured more stock for these last few weeks, and will instead print the remaining discs in house."

That means drivers will have a cut out and keep disc if they renew their tax in the final few weeks of dispatch.

However, this only applies if the disc comes directly from the DVLA. The Post Office, which also supplies tax discs, has its own stock of perforated discs that it will continue to use.

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  • Andy Titterton - 29/08/2014 11:24

    Apparently the Bank of England are also running their stocks of paper down. From April 1st next year, all cash withdrawls will change to customers being given a memory stick and being told to print their own money. Some parts of the EU have been doing this for years........!

  • Alan F Millership - 29/08/2014 17:03

    If the DVLA had used the same paper as Tetley Tea the "little perforations " would have still been there to use!!!

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