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Does historic vehicle tax require the vehicle to be insured?

I have acquired a 1978 motorcycle which I will be restoring. I have accordingly applied for a SORN, with the intention of applying for historic vehicle tax when the vehicle is roadworthy again, has insurance and is about to be used on the road. However, could I have applied for historic vehicle tax without SORNing the vehicle - i.e. does it have to be insured for historic vehicle tax to be granted, as the Government website does not make mention of insurance certificate being required except in NI?

Asked on 12 September 2019 by John seales

Answered by Keith Moody
You do not have to pay vehicle tax if you have a vehicle that qualifies for historic road tax exemption, but you must still insure it if you tax it.
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