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Finance Act 2014

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2.Subsection (2) provides for a new higher rate of VED where a 12-month vehicle licence is taken out and paid for by direct debit in one more than one instalment. Where a   12-month vehicle licence is paid by more than one instalment, the rate of VED is 105 per cent of the applicable annual rate for that vehicle.

3.The rate of VED that will apply to six-month vehicle licences paid for by means other than direct debit is 55 per cent of the annual rate of duty applicable to that vehicle. Where a six-month licence is paid for by direct debit, the rate is 52.5 per cent of the applicable annual rate for that vehicle.

4.Subsections (3) and (4) provide for a new higher rate of VED when a trade licence is taken out for a calendar year and paid by more than one instalment by direct debit. Where a 12-month trade licence is paid by more than one instalment, the rate of VED is 105 per cent of the applicable annual rate for that vehicle.

5.Where a six-month trade licence is taken out the rate of VED is 52.5 per cent of the applicable annual rate, where payment is by direct debit.

6.Subsection (6) provides for payment of VED to be made by instalments. In addition, it allows for the liability of the instalments to cease following a notification that the vehicle has been stolen, destroyed, a nil licence was obtained, a licence taken out at a reduced rate, notified off road, sold or disposed or exported.

7.Subsection (6) introduces a new provision where a person defaults on an agreement to pay monthly. Where a person defaults the Secretary of State will send a notice requesting payment of the outstanding value of VED. Failure to comply with this notice will result in a further notice being sent advising the person that the licence is void from a time specified in the notice.

8.Subsections (7) and (8) amend section 35A and section 36 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 so that those sections can also apply to failed payments by direct debit.

9.Subsection (9) provides for the amendments made by this section to come into force on 1 October 2014

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