The number of untaxed vehicles on Britain’s roads has trebled since the paper tax disc was ditched in October 2014.
New Department for Transport (DfT) figures show that 1.8% of vehicles are being driven without road tax.
That's up from 1.4% in 2015, but more significantly, three times the level in 2013, which was the last full year to require the use of paper tax discs displayed on the inside of a car’s windscreen.
It's estimated that the unpaid tax from the past year alone amounts to £107 million in lost revenue. That figure is higher than in any year since 2007 and equates to approximately 1.7% of the total vehicle excise duty (VED) due.
The DfT said some of the lost revenue would have already been recovered by the Department for Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which can collect tax by enforcement or from late payments.