Belfast is worst postcode area for dodging car tax


New research reveals the UK postcodes with the most (& least) car tax-dodging drivers. The worst city area is Belfast.

Yes, the postcode with the highest number of enforcement actions for untaxed vehicles is BT, Belfast. Here, there were 38,223 fines, equating to £5,733,450 of unpaid vehicle tax. 
 
Researchers Veygo says that as it is one of the largest postcodes, it stands to reason that the BT area would be high up on the list, but that’s still a tremendous amount of missing taxes! 
 
Overall offenders in the UK see over 200,000 annual fines and owe over £30 million.
 
The research by Veygo analysed Freedom of Information data to reveal the number of enforcement actions for untaxed vehicles in 2020, the overall value of unpaid tax, enforcement actions per 1000 residents and the value of unpaid tax per person, revealing the areas with the most tax-dodging drivers in the UK. 
Rank
Postcode Town
Postcode
Number of enforcement actions for untaxed vehicles (2020)
Value of unpaid tax
1
Belfast
BT
38,223
£5,733,450
2
Birmingham
B
37,907
£5,686,050
3
Manchester
M
19,058
£2,858,700
4
Sheffield
S
18,925
£2,838,750
5
Nottingham
NG
16,416
£2,462,400
6
Glasgow
G
15,751
£2,362,650
7
Cardiff
CF
15,397
£2,309,550
8
Peterborough
PE
14,917
£2,237,550
9
Coventry
CV
14,120
£2,118,000
10
East London
E
13,900
£2,085,000