IF you've just moved house or got married and changed your name, you could be unwittingly breaking the law by not updating your driving licence. Millions of motorists run the risk of a fine up to £1,000 for having outdated details on their licences. Here's how to avoid the penalty. How do I update my driving licence? In order to keep your driving licence, vehicle log book and tax up-to-date, you must register any changes of address to the DVLA. This not only includes permanent addresses, but also if you're moving temporarily to university. Likewise, if you get married or you take another name, it's important you let the DVLA know, in order to avoid a hefty fine. You can do so by filling out a short online application form. It doesn't cost anything to amend your address. When do I need to inform the DVLA? Any change of address - temporary or otherwise - must be reported to the DVLA to update your driving licence. Similarly a change of name after marriage must be detailed. Any … [Read more...] about How do I update my driving licence to change my address, can I do it at the Post Office and will I be fined if I don’t?
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MOTORISTS are being reminded to check when their car tax is due amid a huge DVLA crack down. The Gov agency has clamped almost 9,000 untaxed vehicles since its campaign launched at the end of last month. DVLA enforcement officers have been targeting drivers trying to dodge road tax in major hotspots including London, Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. Motorists risk hefty fines and could even have their car impounded for driving without tax. Bethan Beasley, DVLA’s senior leader of enforcement partnerships, said: “As well as the hard work we’re doing out on the roads every day, we’re running local advertising in each of the regions including radio, printed publications, poster sites, websites and on social media. “All of these activities together are designed to make the driving public think again if they’re considering not taxing their vehicle.” Car tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is set to increase on April 1 this year, … [Read more...] about Drivers urged to check their car tax after 9,000 motors clamped in a MONTH – here’s how to pay your VED
Theresa May's keynote address at Belfast's Waterfront Hall [Full speech] BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Below is the full text of Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on July 20 2018: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/theresa-mays-keynote-address-at-belfasts-waterfront-hall-full-speech-37138123.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37138057.ece/1b275/AUTOCROP/h342/1002383464.jpg Email Below is the full text of Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on July 20 2018: When I became Prime Minister just over two years ago I spoke of the precious bond between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A union not just of nations, but of peoples bound by a common purpose, whoever we are and wherever we are from. I also reminded people that the full name of my political party is the Conservative and Unionist Party. And that name carries a profound significance for me. The Party I lead has a … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s keynote address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall [Full speech]
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the late 20th century for enthusiasts of old cars and motorcycles was the 1995 Budget announcement that vehicles constructed more than 25 years ago would be exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Better still, this new “historic” classification would apply on a rolling basis, so every January a fresh crop of elderly motors would qualify. Enthusiasts were amazed, because the big scare story circulating immediately before philanthropic VERA (Vehicle Excise and Registration Act) showed up was that all cars more than 10 years old would be banned, in the interests of planet-saving and safety. The perceived threat was so great that the mighty (Austin) Allegro Club International had staged an extraordinary meeting at the Gaydon Heritage Centre. Quite why or how old vehicles suddenly changed from being a public enemy into the Chancellor’s tax-free darling is not clear, but we can probably thank the efforts of the Federation of British Historic … [Read more...] about Taxing times: what you need to know about VED and MoT requirements for historic vehicles
AHEAD of the Easter weekend, motorcyclists will be preparing to dust off their bikes and put them back on the road after an icy winter. But as thousands of riders avoid paying tax by opting to keep their bikes off road during the winter months, they can find themselves in hot water when they want to ride again. Riders that only use their bike in the warmer months will declare it with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), but plenty of Brits are unclear on the rules about getting back on two wheels. According to the DVLA, nearly 10,000 riders were slapped with fines for using untaxed bikes on the road last year - and even more could face a £2,500 fine this weekend. Now the government agency has broken down the truth behind a number of common myths that land bike riders in trouble. Read on to make sure you don't get the laws wrong this weekend. Myth 1: "I can still keep my motorbike on the road after I’ve SORN’d it - I just can’t drive it" As soon as you … [Read more...] about The truth behind motorbike tax myths as millions of Brits risk a £2,500 fine for riding this Easter