Monthly Archives: January 2017

speeding fines
30 Jan

Speeding fines to rise in April 2017 – what to be aware of

Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales will rise by up to 50% after a review of sentencing guidelines for magistrates’ courts. A driver caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone, or 101mph on a motorway, could be fined 150% of their weekly income. The Sentencing Council said it wanted to

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car club
26 Jan

Car club of the month – Westfield Sports Car Club

In the first of a series we’ll be running throughout 2017, A-Plan Specialist are highlighting some of the car clubs that have been making waves in their specialist areas – kicking things off with the kit car scene A-Plan Specialist are delighted to support the Westfield Sports Car Club. The Westfield Sports Car Club has

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vehicle tax
23 Jan

Vehicle tax is changing!

From 1st April 2017, vehicle tax for newly registered vehicles is changing in the UK. Generally, most cars will cost more to tax than they did previously, leaving only cheaper electric cars with tax-free status. The car tax changes were set in motion by former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, as a response to falling CO2

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bluebells spring 2017
23 Jan

Best places to see bluebells in spring 2017

Did you know that the bluebell was voted as Britain’s favourite flower? Here we list some of the best places to see bluebells in spring 2017 We are lucky in this country to have access to some wonderful woodlands where you can see bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in full bloom in the wild. Around half of

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new £1 coin
20 Jan

New £1 coin arriving soon – are you ready?

The new £1 coin will enter circulation in the UK on 28th March – is your business ready?   The current £1 coin is being replaced for the first time in over thirty years because of its vulnerability to sophisticated counterfeiters. Approximately one in thirty £1 coins in circulation is a counterfeit. All businesses which handle cash

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new-build home
16 Jan

How to get insurance if you own a new-build home

If you are moving into a new-build home, it can often be a struggle to get motor or home insurance because the postcode is not yet recognised by insurers. It is a source of frustration for many owners of new-build homes and this can remain an issue even after the Royal Mail has recognised the postcode of the housing

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Motor Trade
11 Jan

Motor Trade: what’s in store for 2017?

Start your 2017 off right by getting a glimpse of the year ahead for the motor trade industry. Various motor trade experts and industry research have identified several key trends that will affect your business both positively and negatively in 2017. To prepare your business, review this forecast of the 2017 trends predicted to impact

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used caravan
09 Jan

Buying a used caravan – our top tips

Buying a used caravan can be a daunting undertaking. In this blog, we take you through some tips on buying a used tourer – helping you make the right choices. Set a budget You don’t need to spend a huge amount of cash to buy a used caravan. Although a larger budget may buy you more mod cons, and a newer model, you

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