Yearly Archives: 2018

DVSA
12 Feb

Lorry, Coach and Bus Drivers Face DVSA Fines

Beginning on 5 March, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) traffic examiners will begin issuing on-the-spot fines to any lorry, bus or coach drivers for drivers’ hours offences committed in the last 28 days, such as exceeding daily driving limits or not taking enough breaks. Previously DVSA examiners could only fine drivers for offences committed

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company cars
08 Feb

Van Drivers Shape Up!

Van drivers are not known for their healthiness and clean eating! However, things are changing. A recent study, commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle, has found that Britain’s van drivers are ditching their stereotypical lifestyle in favour of healthy eating and regular trips to the gym. According to the research, the average van driver now works

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winter survival car kit
06 Feb

Winter Car Kit Essentials

Bone-chilling temperatures, freezing arctic winds and up to 12 inches of snow will sweep across the UK this week. With yellow weather warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England, Wales and north-west Midlands, driving conditions could be treacherous. Be prepared for the worst and ensure you carry a winter survival kit in your

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31 Jan

A-Plan Northampton Wins Mystery Shopper Award for Outstanding Customer Service.

A-Plan Northampton has been praised for their ‘outstanding customer service’ in the town’s inaugural Mystery Shopping Awards. Founded by Northampton’s Business Improvement District (BID), the accolades recognise excellence demonstrated by local businesses in a number of areas including service, sales, appearance and local knowledge. The team at A-Plan Northampton scored an outstanding 100% across the

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29 Jan

A-Plan Thatcham Schemes and VW Shows

Since 2012, the A-Plan Thatcham Schemes office have been proudly supporting Volkswagen themed shows and events from the humble family show T-Fest to Europe’s biggest van show Busfest. Our adventures started when we joined the Volkswagen T4/T5 forum as a sponsor and we noticed the owners of the club held a small show called T-Fest

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do i need travel insurance
29 Jan

What Travel Insurance Cover do I Need?

As we wave goodbye to a very gloomy January, it’s time to start thinking about summer holidays and looking forward to brighter, warmer climes. And whilst the most exciting part of planning your summer adventures probably won’t be evaluating and purchasing your travel insurance, it’s one holiday essential you shouldn’t travel without. Travel insurance covers

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24 Jan

Stamp duty and first time buyers

If buying a house is on your wish list for 2018, the revised stamp duty fee could affect your purchase. Following the budget announcement in Autumn 2017, first time buyers can enjoy a saving of up to £5,000 on stamp duty on first time purchases up to a value of £300,000 which will help first

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