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Online car buying websites: Lockdown warning on packaged breakdown cover and temporary insurance

With the likes of Cinch and Cazoo omni-present on lockdown TV screens, GoCompare looks at the insurance cover provided as part of the deal As car showrooms close, GoCompare warns online car buyers to get full annual insurance and breakdown cover as soon as possible after buying; Breakdown cover is basic, time-limited and only covers…

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Consumers warned against committing Covid insurance fraud

Every day last year, insurers detected 2,000 dishonest insurance applications and 300 fraudulent claims1. Insurance cons including lies, exaggeration and deception have serious consequences – from having a policy cancelled, a claim refused to imprisonment. Switching is the most effective way to save money on your insurances. As the recession bites and the potential for…

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Howes Percival helps fintech entrepreneur complete sale

Howes Percival have acted on a transaction in the fast growing fintech sector, completing the sale of EBR Analytics Limited to RIMES Technologies Limited. EBR was founded by fintech entrepreneur Jay Gandhi who spotted a gap in the market for the production of up to date and timely benchmarking information required by financial institutions in…

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Howes Percival advises on successful planning appeal for HB (South Caldecotte) Limited

Development which will create around 2,500 jobs approved for site south of Milton Keynes Leading law firm Howes Percival has advised HB (South Caldecotte) Limited on its successful planning appeal which grants the developer outline planning permission for a 140-acre strategic employment site, south of Milton Keynes. The site, near Caldecotte, will be development for…

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9.7m households facing Christmas on reduced income1

New research2 reveals 35% of UK households have seen their income fall compared with this time last year. Over a third (34%) of households will spend less celebrating Christmas this year. 18 to 24-year olds have been the hardest hit by the Covid recession with 49% seeing a cut in income. A new study by…

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DPD make history with five road transport ‘Oscars’

DPD becomes first firm to win five Motor Transport Awards in one year, twice DPD made history at last night’s Motor Transport Awards, beating off stiff competition to scoop five trophies at this year’s road transport ‘Oscars’, held for the first time as a virtual event. The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the industry and…

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Green delivery to 25 UK towns and cities by 2025

DPD confirms plans to operate zero or low emission-only delivery solutions Initiative part of Europe-wide drive by DPDgroup involving 225 cities in 20 countries, impacting 80 million inhabitants, Across Europe, 7,000 alternative delivery vehicles will be deployed, 89% reduction in carbon emissions and 80% in pollutants in the selected locations. Leading parcel delivery firm DPD…

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GoCompare comments on ABI’s latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker

GoCompare is warning drivers to avoid auto-renewal complacency as the latest ABI Motor Insurance Premium Tracker shows premiums almost unchanged from the previous quarter and year on year. According to the ABI, the average price that drivers are paying for their motor insurance continues to remain at a four-year low. The average price paid for…

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MOT extension – Millions of drivers warned to keep their car road-legal this winter

Lockdown has resulted in millions of MOTs being deferred – but drivers must keep their cars properly maintained regardless of MOT status   Motorists warned to check their car is winter ready – simple tasks include checks to tyres, lights, windscreens, and anti-freeze levels.   Drivers can be prosecuted for driving a car which is unsafe…

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Top ranked employment law team announces expansion as turnover up 23%

Howes Percival has expanded its highly rated employment law team in response to an increase in instructions over the last year.  The team, which acts for a wide range of SMEs, as well as nationally recognised household names,  has seen its turnover grow by 23% in the last year, which is due to the growth…

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