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Yet another stealth tax, Insurance for unused car
Uniquoo
post Fri, 1 Mar 2024 - 12:43
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A friend of mine contacted me having received a very courteous letter from the people at the Motor Insurance Database.
He owns a car, but cannot currently legally drive (health issues). However, his daughter (who lives abroad) occasionally comes home and borrows his car (which she pays temporary insurance for).
The letter correctly points out that "he" also requires insurance, as the car is not SORN'd.
He is a retired military veteran on injury/illness benefits who now has to fork out an additional £350 pa (or roughly £1 a day) simply to keep car on his driveway.

Clearly politicians really are the narcissistic leeches that we take them for.
I appreciate that the rule was created to capture people driving without insurance, but why couldn't they pay for more police officers to check vehicles than make a rule with makes us all criminals unless we pay not to be.

I wonder why politicians are so unpopular? Oh, hang on...

/Spleen suitably vented.
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roythebus
post Fri, 1 Mar 2024 - 22:53
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The SORN regime has been in place for over 20 years now, continuous insurance has been in place for at least 10 years. H could always declare the car SORN to avoid the insurance, but his daughter ould have to tax it for a month when she visits and get insurance.
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Chijiki
post Fri, 1 Mar 2024 - 23:57
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QUOTE (Uniquoo @ Fri, 1 Mar 2024 - 12:43) *
He is a retired military veteran on injury/illness benefits


Me too.
And thousands of others.

However, we are all required to insure our vehicles.

Rightly so . . . . . . . . I believe.
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