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Road Tax Disc Deficit

The UK government’s decision to scrap vehicle tax discs has cost an estimated £93 million in the year from March 2015. Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is a considerable earner for the government, with revenues close to 6 billion pounds, but these latest figures will come as a blow, especially given gains made in other areas of the industry. more info…

The top selling cars in 2016

While many industries continue to experience slowdowns and even declining sales thanks to the general economic situation, the British car industry is growing and experiencing record sales. 2015 was the best year to date for sales of new cars across the country, and early figures suggest that 2016 could even surpass those record levels. In this article we look at the top 10 cars that punters are parting with the cash and being driven round with trade plates on. more info…

The Driving Distraction

Motorists are being urged to take extra care when taking to the roads during major summer sporting events such as Wimbledon, Euro 2016, the new Premier League Season, and the Olympics. According to a recent survey, over 5% of drivers admit to erratic driving while becoming engrossed in radio commentary on their favourite sports. A staggering 35% also confirmed that they experience much higher levels of stress at such times, which is clearly not ideal when driving. more info…

Overturning a parking ticket

There are few things more annoying for the motorist than returning to your car only to find a parking ticket tucked under the windscreen wiper. Most of us like to consider ourselves good, law abiding drivers, so it is a shock as well as an inconvenience to discover that we have apparently done something wrong. Millions of new and used cars receive parking tickets across the UK every year, on public roads and in car parks. Even vehicles on trade plates are not exempt and can be fined. It’s no wonder that motor trade magazines and websites are full of advice on how to contest your ticket. more info…

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