DVLA shifts to text & email reminders for road tax

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The Driving and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) will no longer deliver road tax reminders by post but rather via text message or email.

As a result of concerns that drivers would simply forget to pay the charge, immediate reminders will now be sent out.

Drivers no longer have to wait for postal reminders thanks to this tax adjustment.

The change is a result of the new Driver and Vehicles Online Account Service from the DVLA, which unifies all driver and vehicle data in one location.

An estimated £119 million in road tax was not paid in 2021.

They discovered that 55% of vehicles had been without a licence for two months or less.

The DVLA estimates there are around £719,000 unlicensed vehicles on the road.

Drivers must enter their personal information and either a valid driving licence or national insurance number when registering for the service.

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