As of October 1st motorists will no longer need to display a tax disk in their vehicle. Instead, motorists will have to pay their road tax online via the DVLA website.

This change will help build an online database showing which vehicles have been taxed and which ones haven’t.  Traffic cameras will be equipped with ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) systems which will instantly check if the vehicle has got tax and insurance. Those found driving with out tax could be faced with a fine up to £1,000.

The biggest change to the tax disk will be when you’re buying or selling a vehicle. When buying a vehicle the tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle, you will need to get vehicle tax before you can use it. This means if you buy a vehicle half way through a month you will have to pay for a full month’s tax, however when selling a vehicle the remaining tax left on the vehicle will be refunded by the DVLA.