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Drivers losing millions of pounds a year in 'ghost' tax

Car tax disc

The DVLA’s decision to block transfers of unused road tax when cars are sold is generating millions of pounds in extra revenue – at motorists’ expense.

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Are untaxed drivers getting away with it now paper discs have gone?

Car tax disc close up

Officials say there has been no spike in drivers trying to evade tax since the disc was phased out. But new rules on car sales are catching some buyers out.

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Dartford Crossing toll booths to disappear

Dartford Crossing

The Highways Agency plans to cut congestion on the M25 by allowing drivers to pay in advance for crossing the Thames. Prices are set to rise, however.

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The new ISA explained

ISA egg

George Osborne gave savers a Budget-day boost by announcing significant reforms to the ISA system. We explain all about the new ISA and what it means for savers.

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Top six takeaways from the 2014 Budget

Pound coins and calculator

Are you about the 2014 Budget? Here are six things you need to know when it comes to the Budget and your finances.

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Smartphone, dumb driver

Driver taking a 'selfie' behind the wheel

Nearly 1 in 10 motorists have had an accident after using their phone at the wheel, and 7% of drivers have taken photos while in control of their vehicle.

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Meet Jude Currie: The 11-year-old car tax disc collector

Jude Currie with car tax discs

Jude Currie, the 11-year-old with a collection worth thousands of pounds, says plans to scrap the car tax disc on 1 October, 2014, is a big mistake.

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How has motoring changed in 25 years?

Busy motorway

The RAC has published the 25th edition of its annual report on motoring. So, what has changed in motoring since 1989? We take a look.

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Britain's most popular secondhand cars

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The soaring price of motoring has boosted demand for smaller cars with cheaper running costs, a new study of Britain's most popular secondhand cars reveals.

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55% fear Budget will leave them worse off

Chancellor George Osborne holding red budget box

As many as 55 per cent of Brits fear they will be worse off after Wednesday's 2013 Budget announcement, with only six per cent confident of benefiting from changes, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

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