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.