Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 18:11:26 -0000
From: "John Hudson" <mypcnospam.com>
Subject: Re: UK Saabers only


"Colum Mylod" <cmylodnospamoot.comREMOVE> wrote in message news:uul7229jejj5h595f6l38nf2ng4oii2uo2nospamcom... > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 20:49:18 -0000, "John Hudson" <mypcnospam.com> > wrote: > > > > >"Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com> wrote in message > >news:1143132134.894161.284370nospam2000cwc.googlegroups.com... > >>Er was your tax due? If not you'll lose out on the tax left on the > >>disk surely? > > > >Not if the old disc ran out on 31/3/06 and he bought a new one to start on > >1/4/06. It pays to have a car that is taxed for these dates when you have a > >non driver like Brown in charge.I did this on tuesday for my son but the 4x4 > >which I am seeing tomorrow will cost me 215. > > Yes my tax was due for April 1. You can't pay them more than 15 days > in advance. When I get a car, I avoid the insurance-tax crunch by > getting an initial 6 month disc. Costs a little extra but by the time > the tax is due the insurance is well sorted out. I usually get the new > disc on the day it's due but this time they get their money 10 days > early to save me money! > > As John says, you have to keep such things in mind. Our tv licence is > similarly due in April to get the benefit before the next hike. Spot > the trend with monopolist money grabbers. Good for you Colum, a man after my own heart! Incidentally on my new (used) car I will only be paying 195 as the 215 charge, 210 for petrol, only applies on new cars registered after the 23rd March. If this government can make something complicated they will.

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