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I was stopped a few times driving an UK registered vehicle in a similar instance, however it was a company vehicle, I had permission to drive it but I wasn’t the owner or keeper, police and traffic wardens constantly telling me it needs to be Manx registered (none of which could give an exact time period as to when it needed to be registered) but the car was only here for 6 months before being sent back and a new one sent over. The issue transpired that the vehicle was leased on a servicing and maintenance contract, hence it was 6 months or X amount of miles covered, the owners didn’t want the vehicle registered in another country because it complicated things too much. 

The company I worked for wanted vehicle leasing with a full maintenance and servicing contract at a competitive price, something that wasn’t offered here at the time and even if it was there is absolutely no way they could compete at this level.

I understand the need to pay tax to contribute to the Manx roads and obviously an UK registered vehicle contributes nothing towards that but why not create some sort of permit, I’m sure if you asked my employer to pay additional Manx vehicle tax for a Vistors vehicle permit or similar they’d have paid and displayed it, the vehicle at the time was around £68 to tax on emissions anyway so not exactly breaking the bank at £34 for 6 months.

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I understand the need to pay tax to contribute to the Manx roads and obviously an UK registered vehicle contributes nothing towards that 

That is our fault for not getting rid of the antiquated RFD (with all its stupid inconsistencies) for good and putting its cost in our fuel price. 

Anyone seen Slim recently? Someone said he was summat to do with this. Even if that was apocryphal, he spent enough time on here supporting the present daft fund raising method.

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