Reduce cost of "cherished" vehicle Reg numbers

Reducing the cost of purchasing cherished Reg numbers.

the level they are now set at discourages people from purchasing .....lower prices would encourage more people to put a "proper" MAN plate on their vehicle and potentially more revenue would flow to gov as a result.

the Isle of Man would then get more of its identity back by more meaningful reg nos on vehicles....visible when taken off island.

Why the contribution is important

Increased gov revenue

by gforce on April 05, 2017 at 09:04PM

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  • Posted by dpfellows April 05, 2017 at 21:18

    The other thing is that an artificial market has been created by Mr Gawne for resale of vanity plates. The government should be cashing in on this too -

    Only the taxpayer should get any increased value in these plates when sold secondhand. The current user gets their money back and that's it.
  • Posted by commonsense April 10, 2017 at 07:37

    gforce, why what number did you want to have and you couldn't afford your little bit of vanity?
  • Posted by sisleman April 10, 2017 at 12:18

    Agree with this suggestion. The price of most plates is too high and discourages them being bought. Reduce their costs and you will sell more and raise revenue.
  • Posted by kenmac April 13, 2017 at 13:50

    I have been wondering for a while how much the government makes these days compared to when all cherished numbers were about £100ish a few years ago. A lot of people would pay a realistic amount for a number that meant something to them but the prices charged now are just ridiculous. I have 2 cherished numbers, to buy them now would cost £5k for both, no chance I would be willing to pay that for them and many people would feel the same.
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