Car tax, VAT on petrol, VAT on MOT, VAT insurance, VAT on repairs, VAT on hot sausage rolls sold at scandalous prices at roadside cafes, parking fines, speeding fines, VAT on funeral costs, VAT on solicitors fees, income tax & national insurance on solicitors fees & other court costs, IHT, income tax & national insurance on any annuity payments crossing income thresholds. Probably missed a few and got some wrong but regardless, depending on circumstance, banning for life should be an option.Really? How so?
The Prison Service has always been a law unto itself when it comes to releasing prisoners.All prisoners have an official date of release. It's not difficult to work out at all.
And DVLA have nothing to do with criminal records. They'd only have to update their own records and that can be done once release has occurred. Again, not a big problem - that sort of data exchange goes on every day.
They could always run it with an overlap, so that the ban is inclusive of the sentence, i.e. 5 year sentence and 2 year driving ban turns into a 7 year driving ban instead. If they get let out early, it then becomes the drivers responsibility to sort out their own affairs and get the driving ban reduced accordingly.The Prison Service has always been a law unto itself when it comes to releasing prisoners.
I know the DVLA has nothing to do with criminal records - that is precisely why this measure may prove difficult to administer.
I agree the 'data exchange' should work, but experience suggests otherwise.