CAR experts have revealed that selecting the right day when purchasing a new vehicle is crucial if motorists want to save cash. A panel of four motor sales experts - with 65 years of experience between them - have given customers key tips to follow when buying a car. Customers are urged to wait for quieter periods such as December or at the end of the month as salespeople desperately try and reach their targets. Admiral Car Finance has now compiled a list after working with salesmen from Swindon, Edinburgh, Cambridge and South Wales. Here, they reveal the top secrets of the showroom: 1. Arm yourself with research to get the best deal The Car Sales Director, from Cambridge, said: “Do your research before you visit a dealer. “Look at the manufacturer’s website and the dealer’s website to see if there are any special offers or set schemes on the vehicle you want. “Look at reviews, videos, magazine and web articles so you are informed before you head to the … [Read more...] about Save cash on car deals by picking the right DAY to buy – and other top showroom tips
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The Economist is running a series of articles on the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on everything from trade to universities, cars to retailing. This article looks at the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. A NO-DEAL Brexit would damage other European Union countries besides Britain. According to IMF estimates, for example, the GDP of each of the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark would be 1% lower five years after a no-deal Brexit than they would otherwise be. (That may explain why, according to diplomats in Brussels, the first two have prepared better than any other countries for more customs and regulatory checks at their borders.) But by far the biggest loser, after Britain itself, would be Ireland, where GDP lost over five years would amount to almost 4%. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. It is an irony that the most likely cause of a no-deal Brexit is the continuing argument over how to avoid a hard border … [Read more...] about What would a no-deal Brexit mean for the island of Ireland?
The Economist is running a series of articles on the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on everything from immigration to universities, cars to retailing. Our first piece looks at trade. If Britain falls out of the EU, membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will be its crash mat. Unfortunately, it will be one without a huge amount of padding. Members of the WTO are supposed to uphold the principle of “most favoured nation”: any market access a country grants to one member must be offered to everyone else in the club too. The exception is for members who agree trade deals between them. They are allowed to give each other special treatment. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. It is this special treatment from the EU that Britain would lose upon a no-deal Brexit. As a member of the EU, Britain is part of its single market; it enjoys special (and tariff-free) access to the bloc that other WTO members do not … [Read more...] about What would a no-deal Brexit mean for trade?
The Spectator 16 February 2019 9:00 AM 16 February 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Even the most fervent Brexiteer would have to admit to being impressed at the cohesion and chutzpah of the European Union negotiating team. Michel Barnier talks as if it is the UK that most needs a deal, while the rest of the EU could carry on just as well as before, or better, without one, given that it would be able to attract business and investment away from us. For the EU to concede a trade deal, therefore, would seem to be little more than an act of kindness towards a fallen friend. As a diplomatic bluff, it is strikingly successful. But the economic reality is rather different. A free-trade deal benefits all. But if there were to be no deal, then what would happen? A report by the Halle Institute for Economic Research and the Martin Luther University of Halle–Wittenberg this week sought to explain. Its basic case is that EU exports to … [Read more...] about The EU and UK are one sentence away from a Brexit deal. Why the games?
Graphic: The Local. With the UK parliament still gridlocked on how to find a compromise on Brexit, the UK looks increasingly likely to exit the European Union without a deal. Should Theresa May's embattled government manage to squeeze the Withdrawal Agreement through the UK parliament, the approximately 1.3 million Britons living in Europe will have their right to reside in their host country, as well as rights to work and access to healthcare, protected by the deal. If, however, the UK stumbles out without of the bloc without agreeing a framework for the future relationship, Britons living in EU27 member states will have to rely on the terms offered to remain by their host government. Most countries have already made clear they do plan to offer British citizens some kind of protection of their current rights. Here's a breakdown of the current situation – member state by member state. AUSTRIA Austria, like many other EU nations, is set to pass legislation to protect the … [Read more...] about Country by country guide to what Brits in the EU can expect in the event of a no-deal Brexit