DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT,
TRANSPORT AND THE REGIONS
14: SURRENDER OF VEHICLE LICENCES
This clause amends Section 19(1) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration
Act 1994. It enables the Secretary of State to accept applications
for refunds of VED refunds made by electronic means providing certain
conditions are satisfied. The clause also repeals Section 19(3) of
the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act which provides a power to
withhold refunds of VED from vehicle keepers who failed to make a
Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
DETAILS OF THE CLAUSE
Subsection 2 inserts an additional provision that persons be
entitled to a refund of VED providing they agree to comply with certain
specified conditions. The conditions that are specified include the
requirement to make a SORN declaration, to apply by electronic means
and to return the licence within the specified period.
Subsection 3 repeals 19(3) of VERA. The effect is that the
power to withhold refunds of VED, where the necessary SORN declaration
has not been made, will not have effect.