A new set of options for paying car tax will be introduced from October this year, which will also see an end to the traditional paper tax disc that first appeared in 1921. Car tax will still have to be paid, but there will be options to pay monthly by direct debit, which is expected to be 5% more expansive than paying annually. The paper tax disc is being abandoned as a means of verifying whether a car is road legal because Automatic Number Plate Recognition (APNR) cameras are more effective. However, there is concern that anyone buying a secondhand car won’t have a means of checking whether a car is taxed. Plus, if most people pay their car tax monthly, there will need to be a system of continuing those payments. All will be revealed later this year.