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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Features Benedict Spence 10 Dec 2018 When you hear the word ‘stockpiling’, the first thought that pops into your head is probably the image of forest-dwelling folk in remote reaches of the US, usually bearded, always armed, with hunting vests, baseball caps, a few tonnes of canned food buried beneath their shack and enough kerosene to defrost Svalbard. Yet with the prospect of a hard Brexit edging ever closer, stockpiling has become a major pastime of businesses across the UK. The Economist have set aside 30 tonnes of paper to print their magazine, whilst Majestic have secured up to 1.5 million bottles of wine (should the worst happen, I know which warehouse I’ll be looting). Medicines and food are also being stored in bulk. Businesses everywhere have grasped the implications of no deal and are taking precautions accordingly. Isn’t it time private citizens did the same? With the Parliamentary vote looming there is still time to dash to the shops and … [Read more...] about 12 items to stockpile for a No-Deal Brexit
BRITS should renew their passports as soon as possible if they're in their last year - or risk being unable to travel to Europe, the Government said today. If we end up quitting the EU without a deal, more than 2million British passports are likely to be useless on the continent. Boy, 6, left stranded in Belgium for two weeks after his passport was revoked returns to UK to be reunited with his mum Ministers today published documents confirming that in a No Deal scenario, British people will need to have a passport which is valid for at least six months if they want to visit the EU. And they urged anyone who might be affected to act quickly - because there is likely to be a massive rush of Brits trying to renew their documents. The revelation came in a dossier of 28 contingency notices designed to show the Government is prepared for the potential collapse of talks with Brussels. The documents show: Brits would need to buy a new £5.50 "international driving permit" if they want to … [Read more...] about 2m Brits need to renew their passports immediately or risk being barred from Europe if we fail to get a Brexit deal, Government warns
0 Have your say However lengthy the UK Goverment’s first batch of 25 documents covering a ‘no deal’ Brexit were, the contents for some could never be detailed enough – even down to changing the pictures on cigarette packets (EU copyright). And what details have been given would always be likely to fuel as much apprehension as they sought to abate. It is right the Government should make contingency plans for a ‘no deal’ and that these should be published – particularly when a ‘no deal’ looks more likely.But hysteria should be avoided. Groups representing hospitals and ambulance services in England have warned of possible “stockpiles and shortages of medicines and medical devices” – though the papers reveal the UK has agreed to accept EU testing and safety approvals; police chiefs have warned of a risk to the public if the UK loses access to EU-wide crime databases; the farmers’ union … [Read more...] about Bill Jamieson: Beware a scaremongering frenzy about a no-deal Brexit
THE chances of Britain entering a no-deal Brexit are looking increasingly likely as Theresa May’s draft gets slammed by both Brexiteers and Remainers alike. But just what does a "No Deal" mean for the UK? We explain. What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal British departure from the European Union currently can mean a number of things. In the current climate, it would mean no formal agreement had been reached by the UK and the EU during the negotiating phase which comes to an end on March 29, 2019. The negotiations are taking place under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The chances of a no-deal Brexit being in place by next year is now more likely than ever after a draft deal agreed by Theresa May’s Cabinet at Chequers last month looks likely to crumble. But what does a no-deal mean for the UK? A no-deal would mean scrapping a 21-month transitionary exit period on March 29, 2019, and the exit would be immediate. An instant exit would, however, mean that the UK would have no … [Read more...] about What is a no-deal Brexit, what is the government’s latest advice and what would it mean for the UK?