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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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Rise of the van driver

Van drivers have been the quiet backbone of life in the UK for years. Online shopping and food delivery have caused a huge spike in the number of van drivers on the road – a 30% increase over the last...

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The UK’s first medium-sized electric van

The UK’s first medium-sized electric van has finally arrived, a year later than scheduled – and it qualifies for a government grant. The Mercedes-Benz eVito The Mercedes-Benz eVito is the first opportunity for drivers of mid-sized vans to go electric....

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What a COVID-19 driving test looks like

Practical driving tests start back up again in England on 22 July, but things will look very different. 1. A major fault will end the driving test Every driving instructor tells their students, “Just keep going”. A mistake could...

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We’re hiring – Finance Analyst/Accountant

About the role As our Finance Analyst, you’ll report to our Head of Finance and work closely with our experienced CFO. You’ll become an integral part of our finance team. Day-to-day tasks: Assisting in financial operations, specifically cash reconciliations and...

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MOT due during lockdown? Get booked in now!

On 30 March, the government announced a six-month extension for MOTs. This temporary measure ends on 31 July, so if your test is due after that date, usual rules apply. If your MOT was originally due during lockdown, you should...

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Getting back to normal

When lockdown began, we switched to homeworking for all our staff and reduced our customer service hours. Once things started to open up again – particularly car dealerships – we were suddenly extremely busy. That resulted in some delays, so...

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