Should we SORN?

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Should we SORN?

Post by County » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:47 pm

As a household with a number of vehicles in it, what are the forum members feelings that perhaps it might be a good idea to actually SORN a vehicle and cancel or suspend insurance due to the current outbreak we won’t be travelling far :?:

Lets see what the respose is......
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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Past master » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:22 pm

You'd have to pick your dates carefully as you can only end and begin tax periods at the end/start of the month. If you took it off road for say two months you could end up saving only one month's tax, or if very unlucky none at all. And you still need to insure the cars (fire? theft?) anyway. Unless you're taking one off the road for an extended period I doubt if it's worth the effort.
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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Elliot » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:22 pm

With workforces getting stretched, I would say its preferable to leave well alone, and live with wasting a few quid, rather than add workloads to folk.
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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Posiden » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:28 pm

I have a motorcycle and a motor home that I don't think will be getting much use at the minute and its just cost me £365 to tax it so it might be worthwhile SORNing both of them.

I was advised today to cancel any telly subscriptions like BT Sports and Sky Sports as they aren't actually showing any sports.
Might be a bit callous but they aren't slow in hiking up the prices each year.

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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Dashnine » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:17 pm

Posiden wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:28 pm
I have a motorcycle and a motor home that I don't think will be getting much use at the minute and its just cost me £365 to tax it so it might be worthwhile SORNing both of them.

I was advised today to cancel any telly subscriptions like BT Sports and Sky Sports as they aren't actually showing any sports.
Might be a bit callous but they aren't slow in hiking up the prices each year.
You can suspend payments for Sky Sports, by phone or online. You still get to watch any recorded or new content.
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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by 4 on the floor » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:30 am

As stated earlier, it’s only worth putting a vehicle onto SORN if it is for a number of complete months. I do it for garaged cars, usually from October to March, which means action a stop on line before end September and restart early April. You would receive a cheque via the post that you would have to pay in manually. Still maintain the insurance cover though, plus there would be little cash benefit in cancelling as most charge a handling fee.

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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Posiden » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:21 pm

So Ive just had confirmation that all of the Caravan and Camping Club sites in the UK are closing until further notice plus all of the other events Ive booked .
So the van isn't moving for at least a couple of months, probably longer, so I going to SORN it.
Ive paid a lot of money this year on road tax and the van was only taxed on the 1st March ay £145. so I will redirect the refund to something else until things get back up and running again........ hopefully

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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Posiden » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:22 pm

Im glad Ive just done the SORN on the motorhome as Ive just been hit with a £250 insurance bill for the Discovery.........!

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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by County » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:01 pm

Posiden wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Im glad Ive just done the SORN on the motorhome as Ive just been hit with a £250 insurance bill for the Discovery.........!
Well done, three vehicles here with family all home and only one being used, thinking of SORN and suspending insurance on youngest member of family.
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Re: Should we SORN?

Post by Past master » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:10 pm

I see that Adrian Flux (see their recent post) offer laid-up insurance for SORNed vehicles. This might be of use, assuming NCB wouldn't be affected if you paused your main insurance.
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