My car is tax exempt but I was clamped and charged for being untaxed - is there anything I can do?

I own a 2014 Kia Pro_cee'd Eco which is exempt from car tax. On 24 November 2016 my car was clamped for being untaxed and I had to pay £230 (£130 later reimbursed) to have it removed. I wrote to the DVLA who told me that despite it being exempt it still needs to be 'taxed' and I have no recourse. To add insult to injury I now have to pay £30 to avoid court action. So-called exemption has cost me £130 - is there anything I can do?

Asked on 20 February 2017 by Caroline Holder

Answered by Honest John
No. You have to re-tax the car every year even though there is no charge for the tax. You will have received a notice from the DVLA to that effect.
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