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Traveller’s Tax Relief

Squall 11, Autumn 1995, pg. 4.

All vehicles over 25 years old are to be exempt from road tax after an agreement reached between the Department of Transport and the Treasury.

A date has not been set yet. The move is designed to help the rich and famous who own ‘classic cars’, but in traditional loophole fashion, travellers with trucks over 25 years old will also be included.

“It’ll give em one less excuse to bust me,” says Marcus, whose live-in Austin K9, ‘The Liquid Sergeant’, was built in 1954. “I’m sure they’ll look for others though.”

Environmentalists are concerned that the Government’s keenness to save classic car owners the £156 they could undoubtedly afford, will also lead to people driving clapped out, exhaust billowing cars.