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Andrew Rear joins the Ticker board

Ticker is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Rear to the Ticker board as a non-executive director. As the former CEO of Munich Re’s Digital Partners, Andrew has been influential in Ticker’s growth, with Munich Re and Munich Re...

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How work will evolve at Ticker

By Ticker founder and CEO, Richard King I’ve always enjoyed getting out of the house and going to the office, and not just because I have a five-year-old at home. But I’ve realised that my enjoyment wasn’t about anything...

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Vans are the fastest growing vehicle group

Nearly every kind of vehicle has seen a crash in sales in the last year, due to showrooms being shut and buying patterns changing with the pandemic. Just 90,249 cars were registered in January 2021 compared with 149,279 in 2020,...

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Driving test timeline after lockdown

UPDATE: driving tests will now resume on 22 April, allowing time for learners to take some driving lessons from 12 April so they’re prepared. The government announced its timeline for the easing of lockdown yesterday, setting out key events over...

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How Ticker grew during a pandemic

By Ticker founder and CEO, Richard King The first lockdown was obviously a shock. No denying it: we were all glued to the news like everyone else. But within 24 hours of the government’s announcement, 100% of Ticker staff...

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Limited driving tests for critical workers

The DVSA has restarted its driving test service in England and Wales, but only for critical workers. Until now, theory and practical tests had been suspended for all drivers since the beginning of the winter lockdown. Who can get a...

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Green cards for driving in the EU

UPDATE: now the UK has reached an agreement with the EU, green cards will be needed for driving in most of Europe. With just a weeks to go, there’s still no clear outcome for Brexit negotiations. This means that any...

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Is it OK to drive during lockdown 2?

Although we’ve all been here before, the second country-wide lockdown is just as serious as the first. A few things have changed since March, so check you know when you can drive during lockdown. The government’s rules say you can...

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Driving tests suspended for November

Another lockdown unfortunately means another suspension of driving tests in England. Theory and practical driving tests will stop from Thursday 5 November until Tuesday 2 December. Having done earlier lockdowns, Wales will start driving tests again on Monday 9 November...

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Dangerous driving law reforms planned

Dangerous driving legislation in England, Wales and Scotland may toughen up from next year. Under the proposed laws, causing death while speeding, racing, using a phone or under the influence could result in a life sentence. Why the government is...

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