|Tax Discs Soon To Be A Thing Of The Past|
Since 1921 a paper based licence (Tax disc) has been required for motorists to display on their vehicle windscreen as evidence of having paid the "road tax".
However, from 1 October 2014 the paper disc will no longer be required. The DVLA and Police now rely on an electronic register to support compliance, so making the disc no more than a quaint anachronism.
Of course, we all still have to pay the tax and accept that it is not ring-fenced for improvements to roads or other forms of transport.
Come to think of it, Reading council's scrutiny of residents parking services heard evidence of a similar "no paper permit"approach to local parking schemes: so enjoy the paper permits while you can!