Something i've just noticed about the new tax bands is that they're not due to kick in until April 2009 so all the people who have March registered cars will have to buy their tax as normal come March. This is actually good news for those people who have an increase coming as they will be able to keep their existing tax rates until March 2010 when they will pay the 2009 increased rate & not have to pay the 2010 further increase until March 2011. However, the few people like me who are going to be paying less tax under the new rules are getting a raw deal! I bought only 6 mths tax for my Sept reg car thinking it was March when the new rules kick in, so my new plan will be to buy 6mths tax in March, then in April return the disc to buy a 12mth disc under the new prices. Fingers crossed that'll work & suggest anyone in the same boat does the same & return whatever disc they have in April for a new 12mth one as overall it'll save you money!