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More cars clamped since road tax changes. 8/05/15

Reports suggest that a 60 percent rise in the number of vehicles clamped by the DVLA is the result of the changes to the car tax system.

Previously a cars vehicle tax would still be valid when it was sold to a new keeper, however it seems many people are still unaware that this is no longer the case and are having their vehicles clamped as a result.

The DVLA has been criticised by some motoring organisations for failing to effectively inform the public of the new rules.

Vehicle owners who have been clamped currently have to pay a fee of £100 within 24 hours to get the clamp released. If the time limit is exceeded the vehicle will be towed away to a storage compound and the release fee increases to £200 with a £21 daily storage fee. If the vehicle has not been claimed within 1 week, the DVLA has the right to either sell or scrap the vehicle.

Remember - if you buy a second hand car, you need to buy new tax for it even if it appears to have a 'valid' paper tax disc.

All information provided is believed to be correct at the time of publication.
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