DVLA proposals could save government and fleet industry millions
Announcing a consultation on the plans today, Transport Minister Mike Penning said that they would make “dealing with the DVLA easier and quicker for motorists and businesses”.
'Last Spring we sat down with the minister and told him that there was a massive opportunity to streamline and modernise the way the DVLA dealt with its customers,' said BVRLA chief executive, John Lewis.
'With this announcement and the Red Tape Challenge that is underway, the Coalition Government has shown that is willing to listen and take brave decisions when it comes to poor legislation and inefficient working practices.
'It is always regrettable when people face redundancy, particularly at this time of year and in the current economic environment,” Lewis added.
'But reducing bureaucracy is a great way of boosting the private sector and creating jobs.”'
The DVLA is inviting responses to its plans, and the BVRLA will be taking the opportunity to restate some of its earlier suggestions on how the agency can save itself and its customers time and millions of pounds each year:
· Electronic notification for SORN or vehicle disposal
· Prepayment accounts for refund and purchase of VED
· Electronic V5 (printed on demand only)
· E-licensing for goods vehicle
· Real-time online driving licence checks
· Multi-Year VED
· Removing the need to display the tax disc