Hi All, What the fcuk is going on with customs and their apparent hatred for British Forces Personnel? Is it just me or do these clowns want to stop the forces from having any perks at all? One of the guys come and asked me for some advice with regard to his Tax Free Car (he is on one of these buy back in a year things). Basically he has just been "Trawled" and will be away from Feb 08 - Aug 08. He is due to swap his car Mar 08 around the same time his wife is due to drop. Now what he wanted to do was exchange his car at around the 10 Month point before he left on tour, which would save his wife the journey and stress thats involved in the whole BFG VLO system. So I called the helpline for him. Yes the nice man on the phone was helpful, however he informed me the rules have changed recently and if this young soldier wanted exchange his car before the 12 month point that he would now be subject to a 5 year ban, a tax bill, and a years ban for him and anyone else (eligible) in his family on fuel tokens for a year.... Now I am not sure the bloke on the line was taking the pi$$ but I was shocked to say the least. This young man is not selling his car for a massive profit; he is doing it purely to save his wife the stress, whilst trying not to lose a couple of grand on his car, all for the sake of a month or so. Am I the only one that is shocked by the new rules? Or to think they are un-fair? Not too sure this is the correct place for this, (MOD Sorry).