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What is happening to Vehicle tax in 2017

Last summer, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a radical overhaul of the UK’s system for taxing cars, known as Vehicle Excise Duty, or VED. The new regulations come into force on 1 April, and will make some cars much more expensive to run. The amount of VED you pay will still be…

New European rules for motorcycle gear

The European Parliament decided this week that motorcycle gear is protective clothing that will have to meet European standards. Until now only protective (motorcycle) gloves, boots and impact protectors were seen as protective gear and had to meet certain standards. Today the European parliament decided to include all motorcycle gear in the new protective personal…

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Advance Passenger Information

The UK government have introduced Exit Checks at all ports and airports from 1st April 2015. This requires Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to gather information on the identity of every person leaving the country, at their point of departure, and pass this information securely to UK Border Force. In order to comply with this new legislation,…

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Driving licence changes

Did you know that from the 8th June 2015 you can tear-up and throw away the paper counterpart of your driving licence? Yes, it was going to be from January, but now put back to June to allow businesses like car rental firms time to develop robust systems that allow them to verify your eligibility…