We have a van at work that has been declared SORN for the last few months as it has been having
some work done on it. This is a spare van that is only used when other vans are off the road and is not
in the best condition but it has just gone through its mot and is now ready for the road again.
It has just been given to one of our branches to use whilst their van is off the road but it isn't displaying
a tax disc, and when the issue was brought up with our head office, the reply was 'the tax is applied for, it's perfectly legal to drive'.
When the driver said that he didn't want to drive it as he didn't think it was legal, he was told...'if you
don't want to drive it, go home and you'll face disciplinary action' So the company are in effect forcing the guy
to drive what is in my eyes, an illegal vehicle.
I know it's not legal to drive it when it's untaxed, but as the tax disc will go via our head office when it arrives,
and there will be a couple of days delay in it actually being displayed in the van, is it still illegal to drive it, not
displaying a tax disc even though one has been issued for the vehicle.