Why is the DVLA no longer supplying tax discs?
The DVLA has an electronic record of all cars including details on whether they are taxed. The police have access to these electronic records via the Police National Computer. Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are widely used by authorities and these cameras automatically check whether a vehicle is legally allowed to be driven on the road. With this technology, it has become clear that discs are no longer required, and their removal is expected to save millions in administration costs.