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    • o I rang on Tuesday and sorted a payment plan. I pay £60 a month for £12k..   I’m guessing they haven’t gone through the other years yet? It only seems to be 19/20, 20-21 and a debt from years ago like 2012 that has been added on to make the £12k.   it says on the letter that this payment if for this debt and any future debts will need a new payment plan.   Will they go back over the years soon?
    • So I rang on Tuesday and sorted a payment plan. I pay £60 a month for £12k..   I’m guessing they haven’t gone through the other years yet? It only seems to be 19/20, 20-21 and a debt from years ago like 2012 that has been added on to make the £12k.   it says on the letter that this payment if for this debt and any future debts will need a new payment plan.   Will they go back over the years soon?
    • Not going to happen so forget that.
    • Really its only been 6 years    Im pretty sure its safe to forget it now.   Andy
    • @Andyorchno I didn’t. It was actually my ex who sorted it. When  we split a year later he said he would carry on paying.  Next thing I know 3 years later they are threatening to take me to court and take the house leaving me and 5 kids homeless because he hadn’t been paying.   i gave them his details but because he never replied and was renting it was put all on me even though I never personally benefited from the money.   I will look into a SARS
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Driving licence fees to fall this October


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The cost of renewing or applying for a driving licence is set to fall under proposals announced by the government.

 

Fees would fall by a third for digital applications and 15% for paper.

 

Drivers who apply for their first licence online would see a saving of £16, with the cost dropping from £50 to £34.

 

Drivers who renew their licence after 10 years would benefit from a fee reduction from £20 to £14.

 

And all driver tachograph cards would reduce to £32 from £38.

 

The proposals are part of a public consultation on driver licensing fees - the changes would save drivers nearly £18 million and the industry around £2 million every year.

 

Subject to the consultation and parliamentary process the new fees are planned to come into force by 31 October 2014.

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-fees-to-fall

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What are they going to increase to claw back that money ?

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What are they going to increase to claw back that money ?

 

 

They'll have to think of something as they are already set to loose income when "failure to display" tax disc doesn't exist after October as well

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The new business about the tax not being transferable when selling a car will make them a bucket load.

 

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You sell a car on the 15th of a month, you claim the remaining tax back except the month your in.

New person buys the car, then has to tax and pays for the whole month that we are in - even though we are now half way through.

 

Maybe if tax was bought per day it would be fairer.

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