Why do cars with foreign number plates not have to pay road tax?

Why don't the DVSA do anything about cars with foreign number plates. I was told by the DVSA that it was down to the owner to register the car in the UK after 9 months?

Asked on 5 May 2017 by jason edwards

Answered by Honest John
It's 6 months actually, but a good question. Not 50 metres from my front door are two UK RHD cars dumped on a footway and communal hard standing with Bulgarian plates from the same province. One has been there for 9 months. The one on the footway one month. There has been a local purge on untaxed UK reg cars in the last week, but these two get away with it. The police will only act if the cars are spotted actually being driven.
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