I wondered why they got rid of the old tax disk. Well here’s the reason. More revenue.

Anyone selling a second-hand car could boast that it was ‘taxed and MOT’d’ until a certain date – it was one oftax disk the perks of buying second hand.

From October, the paid tax is automatically cancelled if a car changes hands – even if there is a valid tax disc in the window.
This means that the new owner must pay again. The former owner will automatically receive a refund of any full months of remaining paid tax.

But they are counting on that £800 fine