i guess if they start taxing cars properly there will be a hit elsewhere to the economy. if person X pays £100 a year and Y keeps that in his pocket, he will presumably spend that £100 on something else. So you merely switch that £100 from vat or income tax, to the vehicle tax.I think I read that over 600,000 vehicles are not taxed and God knows how many are not insured.
ANPR and road charging is not really going to work on them. It will work for the honest folk on this forum but they will need to come up with something much better to stop the tax avoiding sc*m not paying their way and in the process making us all pay more.
So some ideas...
1) vastly increase number of police and or tax vehicle recovery units to remove and scrap/strip for parts any vehicle not registered and paying tax. Night time removals.
2) get stopped driving an untaxed or unregistered vehicle and owner receives a minimum £5k fine and vehicle taken. Driver if not owner get £1k fine.can be taken from wages or benifits.
Non payment automatic prison sentence.
3) New vehicles have built into them Kill switches that can be activated if nessesary if vehicle stolen.. used in crime.. Tax revenue not paid... If these are disabled by owner vehicle the vehicle is taken. And punishment as point 2.
Fed up with the majority of us putting up and paying for ****.
im not saying don’t tax vehicles at all, just that could be why they don’t bother being too strict