DVLA issues misleading website warning

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has issued a warning about misleading websites.

According to the DVLA, there are websites that offer driving licence and vehicle tax services for users.

These check and send services are not affiliated to the DVLA and can cost motorists three times as much as the standard service available on the official government website.

And the DVLA is advising motorists to only use the gov.uk website to avoid additional costs and charges.

There are a number of these non-DVLA affiliated services online.

Their unique selling point is a ‘zero-error’ accurate application service as well as customer support services.

Vehicle tax refund update

The DVLA has also announced that it will now no longer accept vehicle tax refund applications, in light of its new electronic system.

As of 1 October 2014, the DVLA ceased issuing road tax discs and changed its system to an online one.

And the change means that refunds will be issued automatically, as and when they are due rather than on receipt of written applications which will now be rejected and returned to customers.

More information on the vehicle tax changes can be found here.

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