(FOI request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cost_of_unnecessarily_producing)
I redacted a few small parts, but this is the form you get for a new number plate.
So, a few points...
- Stupid background, which makes it harder to read. Seriously, scanning and printing this level of crap is not hard, people can do that if they want, it is no deterrent to fraud now.
- Printing stuff in some boxes twice in different fonts, sorry, is that hard? Is there really any point.
- You can do it all on-line. I.e. if you have the information on the form, you can submit the assignment on line. If you don't then you cannot print a form that DVLA would accept when sent to them, no matter how fancy.
Seriously what is the point in this being so pointlessly "fancy". If anything it just makes it harder for people to read.
Why can they not go for plain, black on white, clear, easy to read, information for their customers.