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6 home heating myths that could cost you money this winter

6 home heating myths that could cost you money this winter

November 11, 2021 | Posted under: Home Energy

6 home heating myths that could cost you money this winter Ah, winter. The mornings are cold and dark, the evenings are cold and dark – so much so that you’d be forgiven for whacking up the thermostat and going into hibernation until the warmer months of spring draw near. But while this seems like an idyllic winter for some of us, it doesn’t come without its drawbacks – one of which is the high energy bills. This is now more evident than ever with the significant increases…

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DVLA warns drivers of 3 new driving laws coming into force this month

DVLA warns drivers of 3 new driving laws coming into force this month

November 10, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

DVLA warns drivers of 3 new driving laws coming into force this month The UK’s Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is warning motorists that three new driving laws are being introduced this month (November 2021). The DVLA states that certain drivers who flout the new driving rules UK could end up with a hefty £1,000 fine, penalty points or a driving ban. Here’s a breakdown of the three new rules, how they can affect you and how to comply with them. Clean-Air Zones (CAZ) Most…

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No VAT cut for household energy bills in Autumn Budget 2021

No VAT cut for household energy bills in Autumn Budget 2021

November 10, 2021 | Posted under: Home Energy

No VAT cut to your energy bills in the 2021 Autumn budget: What do you need to know Despite record-breaking wholesale energy prices leaving many UK households destitute this winter, Rishi Sunak has ignored pleas from Labour to abolish VAT on domestic fuel bills in his latest budget. However, a treasury source has informed the BBC that such a VAT cut would be “poorly targeted” as households on a low income can seek the financial help they need through various government energy schemes. Here’s…

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Drivers at risk of not clearing car data before selling

Drivers at risk of not clearing car data before selling

November 9, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Drivers at risk of not clearing car data before selling Just like when you recycle, sell or dispose of an old computer or smartphone, failing to erase data from your car’s computer system before you sell it can leave you vulnerable to ID fraud or even stalking! A Which? survey of 14,079 people has revealed that 80 percent of car owners (4 out of every 5) failed to completely remove history of their important, personal data from their car before selling it. In addition, a Clever Cars study by…

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Petrol prices set to reach all-time high by Christmas

Petrol prices set to reach all-time high by Christmas

November 5, 2021 | Posted under: News

Petrol prices set to reach all-time high by Christmas Many of us receive unwanted gifts for Christmas but the anticipated, record-busting rise in the cost of fuel UK has to be the number one most unwelcome ‘gift’ of all time for drivers this festive season. Average fuel prices today The latest petrol price news has revealed that around a week ago the average cost for a litre of petrol reached a record high of 142.92p and according to allstarcard.co.uk, the average petrol price today (5…

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National Living Wage/Minimum Wage to increase

National Living Wage/Minimum Wage to increase

November 5, 2021 | Posted under: News

National Living Wage/Minimum Wage to increase Rishi Sunak’s 2021 budget means that all struggling living and minimum wage workers in the UK will receive a very welcome pay rise from April next year. The government has accepted and is implementing proposals by the UK’s independent, advisory body for minimum pay (The Low Pay Commission) that they increase the UK minimum wage by 6.6%. Here’s what you need to know about what the National Living Wage, National Minimum Wage and Apprentice…

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Used car values surging after increased demand and new car shortage

Used car values surging after increased demand and new car shortage

November 4, 2021 | Posted under: Car Finance and Leasing

Used car values surging after increased demand and new car shortage The prices of used cars UK are skyrocketing due to a worldwide shortage of semiconductors - these are the essential microchips that are the technological backbone of all modern cars. This change in availability of microchips has caused a major dip in the manufacturing of new cars which has, in turn, led to new car prices and second-hand car prices to go through the roof! What Car? data has revealed that 31% of second hand car buyers…

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Are winter tyres worth buying? | Driving Tips

Are winter tyres worth buying? | Driving Tips

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

Are winter tyres worth buying? While we’re quite lucky in the UK to not experience too much snowfall or terribly bad winter weather, when it does snow in the UK or if it’s incredibly icy, it’s fair to say that most people aren’t prepared for the harsher road conditions. Unlike some countries such as Germany, Iceland, Sweden and Austria where winter tyres are mandatory, that’s not the case in the UK. However, it can offer you peace of mind to change your tyres during…

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How to find the cheapest COVID tests for overseas travel | Covid Travel

How to find the cheapest COVID tests for overseas travel | Covid Travel

November 2, 2021 | Posted under: Travel

How to find the cheapest COVID tests for overseas travel Travelling abroad from the UK to other countries over the last 20 months or so has been somewhat of a difficulty. With borders opening and closing constantly and changes to rules all the time, it’s been a bit complex, to say the least, to know what you can and can’t do. In the last few weeks, the rules have changed again and if you’re planning to travel abroad this year, you need to be aware of the updates on Covid tests for…

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Contactless card spend limit increased to £100

Contactless card spend limit increased to £100

November 1, 2021 | Posted under: News

Contactless card spend limit increased to £100 Contactless card payments were first introduced in September 2007 by Barclaycard and since then, they’ve only continued to rise in popularity amongst consumers and businesses due to their incredible convenience. While some people have had their doubts about the safety of contactless payments, with some worrying that their cards are more likely to be stolen and used, it’s safe to say that introducing contactless limits have gone some…

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