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Plug-in Car Grant withdrawn for most low emission vehicles
Release Date: 15-10-2018

  The Government has announced changes to the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG), which will reduce or completely remove the financial incentives for new low emission car buyers. On October 11th 201...
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Silent vehicles soon required to produce a noise at low speeds
Release Date: 11-10-2018

  Electric vehicles will be required to produce sound at low speed, to aid integration with pedestrians and cyclists. One of the joys of owning an electric vehicle is that they are almost ...
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New offence for dangerous cycling could be on the horizon
Release Date: 13-08-2018

  A new offence could soon come in to place to create a cyclist equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving. There will be a consultation from August 12th 2018 for 12 week...
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Police given greater legal protection for pursuits
Release Date: 30-05-2018

  The Home Office has proposed changes to the current laws which would enable police officers to have better legal protection when pursuing a reckless driver. Currently, there is a test to...
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Find out about the Classic Car Show 2018 plus WIN a pair of tickets!
Release Date: 29-01-2018

  The London Classic Car Show is back for 2018! From a Getaway Car feature to a runway of special vehicles on the ‘Grand Avenue’, this year is set to add to the massive success of...
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The top 5 car accessories
Release Date: 16-10-2017

  Most cars built today are done so with extremely high levels of tech and safety features. However, some can lack vital components or simply do not have an option to add them. This list comp...
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London Classic Car Show 2017
Release Date: 03-02-2017

London Classic Car Show 2017 The London Classic Car show is returning for 2017 with more exhausts, metal and engines than ever before. If your ideal weekend is spent meandering around a myriad of ...
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Learner drivers to have lessons on motorways
Release Date: 05-01-2017

    On the 30th December 2016 the transport minister, Andrew Jones, made an historic announcement that learner drivers could have driving lessons on motorways before passing thei...
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Government launches three consultations on tax policy affecting fleets
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Government launches three consultations on tax policy affecting fleets The government has issued consultations on three key areas of tax policy affecting the fleet sector: 1.  ...
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London Classic Car Show 2016
Release Date: 19-01-2016

Following on from the immense success of the Classic Car Show’s inaugural show in 2015, it is returning with a bang in 2016- even bigger and better than before. The must-attend event for a...
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New Jaguar Ingenium Engine
Release Date: 27-04-2015

Jaguarhas always been one step ahead of its game and it is becoming even more so with its brand new, cutting-edge technology that we can expect to see in its forthcoming cars. Here is a glimpse ...
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UK to become leader of driverless cars
Release Date: 26-02-2015

Will the UK become the leading counry in the pursuit for autonomous cars? The UK has long been the leader of certain prestigious vehicles such as the Rolls Royce, McLaren, Austin Healey and the As...
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Exclusive Competition: Win tickets to the Beaulieu Motoring Museum
Release Date: 24-09-2014

As any motor enthusiast will know, a car is so much more than a means to get from A to B. For there is so much more to know and love about vehicles, from that smell of petrol and the gleam of pai...
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Vehicle emissions continue to fall
Release Date: 02-05-2014

2013 figures which have been released by the European Environment Agency show that the average passenger car fleet emissions were 127g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1996- a 31.7% decrease. ...
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Company Car carbon emissions reduced
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Recent data has been revealed by ALD Automotive which shows how the average carbon emissions of new company cars fell to an all-time low of 120.4g/km in February 2014; a 4.8g/km drop compared to AL...
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Health & safety legislation decision questioned
Release Date: 24-03-2014

A recent case has come into light which has seen apparent contradiction to expert opinion on how health and safety legislation should be applied.  The employer of a company car driver who was...
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Lack of driver education puts fleets at risk
Release Date: 12-02-2014

Fleets could be breaking the law if their drivers lack education and ignore dangerous driving legislation, according to new research. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years...
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Reluctanct attitude to Driverless Cars
Release Date: 15-01-2014

In terms of motoring technology, one project taking the front seat is driverless vehicles. With everyone from Volvo to Google hopping aboard the bandwagon, it is hardly surprising drivers are just ...
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Car repair business owner fined 7,500 for reversing into and killing customer
Release Date: 10-01-2014

Mark Walker, owner of a car maintenance company in Berkshire, has been fined a total of £7,500 for failing to adhere to basic safety regulations after killing a customer by reversing into him...
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Commercial vehicle registrations hit biggest high in five years
Release Date: 09-01-2014

The year of 2013 saw van and truck registrations in the UK rise by 14.7% after an incredible surge in demand for trucks in H2. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders (SMMT), ...
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Mileage capture device causes business miles to fall rapidly
Release Date: 26-11-2013

There is a large chance that the rate of claimed business miles will drop significantly once a new mile management system is put in place, heavily influencing driver behaviours. That’s accor...
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Clamp down on fraudulent whiplash claims
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Whiplash is one of the most common claims in what Ministers call ‘compensation culture’ – where many are unclarified or exaggerated, meaning motoring costs are significantly highe...
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How will you and your business be affected by ESOS?
Release Date: 23-02-1902

 How could ESOS affect your fleet and your company? You may have heard of The Governments new compliance legislation, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)? If you don’t know wha...
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