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What to do if your car suffers flood damage | Insurance Guide

What to do if your car suffers flood damage | Insurance Guide

January 17, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

What to do if your car suffers flood damage Thanks to living on a rain-prone island with extensive coastlines and a multitude of rivers, there aren’t many UK drivers who haven’t encountered a flooded road or two in their time. And, unbelievably, according to research by the Environment Agency, a colossal 74 percent of foolhardy drivers would risk driving through flood water, despite this being the main cause of flood-related deaths in the UK! Of course this huge volume of cavalier drivers…

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How do I make a pothole damage claim?

How do I make a pothole damage claim?

January 13, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How do I make a pothole damage claim? We’re all familiar with the sickening thud that makes you wince and curse as your precious car clunks into a deep pothole. However, many of us rarely take the time to assess any potential damage to our vehicle (or bicycle) or bother to make a pothole damage claim. UK councils fill in potholes every 19 seconds and in 2020/21 spent £93.6 million on remedying approximately 1.7 million potholes in the UK. But, despite this, there’s still rarely…

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How to help prevent keyless car theft

How to help prevent keyless car theft

January 4, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How to help prevent keyless car theft According to statistics from the Home Office, a car is stolen every five minutes in the UK which is an incredibly shocking statistic when you think about it. Keeping your car safe is something that is of utmost importance to every vehicle owner, but if you’ve invested in a newer car model in the last few years, it may be harder than you think to keep your keyless car safe from vehicle thieves. If you’re worried about keyless car theft and you want…

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Christmas Money-Saving Tips

Christmas Money-Saving Tips

December 23, 2021 | Posted under: Money Advice

Christmas Money-Saving Tips for 2021 Christmas is always a very expensive time of year and with the constant pressure to give the best gifts, buy the most delicious food and take part in all the festive activities, the cost of Christmas can soon add up, leaving you feeling very overwhelmed. Thankfully, we pride ourselves on our expert money-saving tips and advice and in our extensive guide below, we’ve put together a list of how to save money at Christmas so you’re not feeling quite as…

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Charitable legacies - Things to consider

Charitable legacies - Things to consider

December 8, 2021 | Posted under: Money Advice

Charitable legacies - Things to consider Leaving a gift to a charity in a Will (known as a charitable legacy) is more popular than ever and a source of funding most large charities currently desperately rely on. Legacy Foresight predicts that charities are likely to receive £500m more in legacy income in the next five years. Whilst this forecast of a boost in legacy income is good news for charities, an increase in Will gifts is desperately needed by many charities that have reported a steep…

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Council Tax Band Changes

Council Tax Band Changes

December 8, 2021 | Posted under: News

What you need to know about council tax band changes It is now commonly known, thanks to Martin Lewis, that hundreds of thousands of UK homes have been allocated incorrect council tax bands. And, following a recent 5% hike in council tax bills in April this year and a further increase anticipated next year, it’s vitally important to find out if you’re paying the correct amount. In this guide we answer all your frequently asked questions like: ‘how much is council tax?, what is my…

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Private car parking tickets - should they be paid or can you fight them?

Private car parking tickets - should they be paid or can you fight them?

December 7, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Private car parking tickets – should they be paid or can you fight them? Receiving a parking ticket of any kind is never a nice thing to experience. Even if you know you were at fault, it’s still a very frustrating position to be in However, if you feel that you’ve received a parking ticket from a private company such as Britannia Parking Group, Euro Car Parks, Indigo Park Solutions, NCP or ParkingEye it’s important to know your rights when it comes to paying the ticket. In…

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Government plans to cut private parking fines in half

Government plans to cut private parking fines in half

December 2, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Government plan to cut private parking fines It won’t come as a shock to many that paying for car parks in the UK often comes with pretty hefty hourly charges, with some places even charging upwards of £10 an hour for the privilege of using paid-for public car parks. This also aligns with the fact that many private places come with their very own parking fines, so not only are you not permitted to park your vehicle there in some cases, but you could face a fine of up to £100 for…

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Van road tax guide - everything you need to know about van tax

Van road tax guide - everything you need to know about van tax

November 24, 2021 | Posted under: Van Insurance

Van road tax guide – everything you need to know about van tax How much is road tax for a van? Is van tax different to car tax? Find our everything you need to know about taxing a van in our guide below... It’s fair to say that no one likes paying taxes of any kind and it can often be a little confusing and overwhelming to try and understand all the tax bands and expectations of paying taxes for different things, especially when it comes to vehicle tax. However, taxing, insuring and ensuring…

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Covid-19 booster shots and travel in 2022

Covid-19 booster shots and travel in 2022

November 24, 2021 | Posted under: Travel

Covid-19 booster shots and travel in 2022 With the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in the UK between January 2021 and August 2021 proving to be very successful, with the vaccine count in the UK currently standing at 68.7% (46.2 million people) of the population being fully vaccinated, it’s fair to say that the current vaccine news in the UK is pretty good. However, with things constantly changing and countries all over the world constantly updating and redefining their Covid travel requirements,…

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