Rex Features

The traditional tax disc may be killed off in favour of an online system, it has been revealed.

The Government is considering scrapping the vehicle excise duty car tax disc in the light of the growth of computer records on motoring.

The end of the road for the tax disc is one of the options being considered as part of proposed reforms to motor service agency operations put forward by roads minister Stephen Hammond.

In a consultation document, the Government talked of removing "the need for unnecessary paper including abolishing the driving licence paper counterpart and considering the continuing need for the tax disc".

Hammond said: "If you drive, run a business or pay taxes you will be a customer of ours and I hope you will have your say about how we can improve the services we offer you.

"Much progress has already been achieved and it is now much easier to use digital services to get driving licences and sort out vehicle tax.

"But there is more that can be done and this consultation is about the Government listening to its customers before agreeing the way forward."

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