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“Mind the trap!” – Insurers prepare to roll-over millions of drivers as peak renewal season approaches

65% of drivers let their insurer renew their policy automatically, 15% without even checking they are getting a good deal* Only 38% of motorists take the time to check the previous year’s premium to see how it has changed; Renewing without checking premiums costs motorists £1.3bn** a year; 3.2 years – average length of time…

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Howes Percival advises on sale of Kelvin Power

  Howes Percival has advised the shareholders of Kelvin Power on the sale of the business to electrical, automation and ICT engineering company VINCI Energies UK & ROI for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1993, the Leicester-based Kelvin Power provides advice and designs to the global power industry and the renewable energy sector. Its areas…

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Employers warned not to ask about pregnancy or children during recruitment

  Employment law expert comments on The Equality and Human Rights Commission report on senior managers’ attitudes around pregnancy and maternity discrimination; Howes Percival outlines questions employers should never ask during the recruitment process. Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival is warning employers that it is unlawful to discriminate against a prospective employee on the…

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Howes Percival advises Mazars Financial Planning on acquisition

  Howes Percival has advised Mazars Financial Planning (MFP) on the acquisition of chartered financial planning firm RCL Consultancy Limited from The Embark Group. The acquisition strengthens MFP’s offering to its private clients and sees the transfer of a portfolio of high net worth and affluent clients with assets of approximately £300m, taking Mazars over…

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Warning on personalised number plates as rare reg set to fetch £100,000

Personal registration plates could cost you dear if your vehicle is stolen or scrapped ‘TAX 1’ is expected to cost £100,000 when it is auctioned; Only 6% of car insurance policies specifically cover cost of personalised number plates; Owners of cars with personalised plates need to act quickly to avoid losing their cherished registration if…

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How to give yourself an inflation busting pay-rise in five easy steps

  52% of UK adults haven’t received a significant pay-rise for more than three years; GoCompare shows how managing your finances can deliver an inflation busting pay-rise of up to £1,263*. With more than half (52%) of UK adults now saying they haven’t had a significant pay-rise in over three years, GoCompare has devised a…

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Revealed: Where Brits plan to save and invest in 2018

  Bank or building society accounts top list despite poor returns; More people will save in a coin jar than an equity ISA or a personal pension; 25% of people can’t afford to save or invest anything in 2018; Bitcoin bubble set to grow as 7% of men say they would invest in a virtual…

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UK hiding £13.bn of secret debt

  Research from GoCompare finds one in 10 are hiding debt from their partner 40% of UK adults will be carrying some form of debt (excluding mortgages) into 2018 One in 10 people with debt admit to hiding it from family, friends and partners On average, those with debt owe £6,131 14% don’t know how…

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GoCompare comments as energy switching hits record high in 2017

  New figures from Energy UK reveal that a record 5.5 million customers switched electricity supplier in 2017 – a leap of 15% on the previous year.  GoCompare Energy’s spokesperson Ben Wilson   comments: “An increase in people ditching bad energy deals is certainly to be celebrated, but 5.5 million customers still represents a significant minority…

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Howes Percival acts in Aspall sale to Molson Coors  

  Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has played a key role in the sale of Suffolk-based cider maker Aspall to American brewing giant Molson Coors.  The firm acted for the family shareholders in the sale. Founded in 1728 by Clement Chevallier and run by the eighth generation of his family, Aspall is known for…

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