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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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Driving your car at night - Helpful tips for driving in the dark

Driving your car at night - Helpful tips for driving in the dark

November 22, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Driving your car at night - Helpful tips for driving in the dark As the draw in and you’re struggling to see when driving at night, it’s important that you seek the necessary medical and professional advice to avoid risking your own life, as well as other people’s. However, if you’re just looking for ways on how to improve your driving at night, including how to stay safe when driving on motorways at night, we’ve compiled a list of our top road safety tips for driving…

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DVLA Driving licence renewal system saving drivers millions

DVLA Driving licence renewal system saving drivers millions

November 19, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

DVLA Driving licence renewal system saving drivers millions When it comes to DVLA driving licence renewal, it’s fair to say that most people don’t enjoy carrying out this somewhat tedious task.  However, ensuring that your driving licence is up to date and valid is imperative to ensure that you don’t receive any fines for driving illegally without a valid driving licence. You are legally required to renew your photocard driving licence every ten years until you turn 70. Once…

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How to make your car more fuel-efficient

How to make your car more fuel-efficient

November 17, 2021 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How to make your car more fuel-efficient With fuel prices UK set to reach an all-time high by Christmas and the most expensive time of the year almost upon us, we all need to ‘tighten our belts’ and look at ways to reduce our spending. Whilst we haven’t got a magic ‘fuel fairy’ tucked up our sleeve, what we have got are some pretty neat fuel-saving tips and tricks. Here’s everything you need to know about what will reduce fuel consumption and how to improve mpg. Our…

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Changes to car and home insurance rules in January 2022

Changes to car and home insurance rules in January 2022

November 12, 2021 | Posted under: News

Changes to car and home insurance rules in January 2022 When it comes to insurance news in the UK, it’s probably safe to say that most people prefer to bury their heads in the sand rather than thinking about insurance costs going up. However, sometimes there are good changes to both car and home insurance and you should be aware of both the positives and negatives when it comes to the price you pay for your insurance premiums. If you’re wondering why has car insurance gone up in 2021,…

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