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Direct Line Group to pay £30 million in refunds after overcharging some car and home insurance customers – what you need to know

If you've renewed your Churchill, Direct Line or Privilege home or car insurance since 1 January 2022 you may be owed a refund.

1 September 2023

Government cuts electric car grants by £1,000 – here is what is happening

Electric vehicle (EV) grants have this week been cut by £1,000, from £2,500 to £1,500. The change, the Government says, will mean more people looking to change to an EV will be able to make use of the grant.

17 December 2021

London's clean air 'ULEZ' to be extended today – how to check if you'll be charged £12.50 a trip

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding in London from 25 October. Drivers will have to pay a congestion charge when travelling from central London to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).

4 October 2021

Petrol prices UP, car prices UP, car hire costs UP - so we've 11 motoring tips to drive down the accelerating strain on your finances

Anyone who drives will know that costs are speeding into top gear. For example, petrol prices have risen to an eight-year high - up 21p/L from a year ago, average used car prices have jumped by £1,000 versus a year ago, and UK car hire prices are up by 84% compared with last year.

31 August 2021

Warning issued to motorists over copycat DVLA websites that charge a premium for services

Motorists have been warned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to avoid copycat websites that charge a premium for services you can get for free or at a much lower cost via official Government websites. Here's what to look out for and what to do if you've paid over the odds.

30 June 2021

Clampdown on car finance commission 'to save drivers £165m'

Motorists are predicted to save around £165 million a year under new proposals from the financial regulator to ban dealers from taking commission linked to the interest rate on car financing

15 October 2019

Morrisons starts charging for air at petrol stations

Morrisons has scrapped a scheme which offered customers free air for their tyres when they spent £15 or more on fuel

10 July 2019

Car tax is going up for most – what will you pay?

Owners of all but the most carbon-efficient cars will pay more road tax this year, with inflation-linked rises kicking in from Mon 1 Apr

2 April 2019

Motorists overcharged by £1,000+ for car finance loans

Some car finance customers are paying more than £1,000 extra in interest charges due to certain commission incentives, the Financial Conduct Authority has said

4 March 2019

Driving to Europe after Brexit? Here's when you'll need to ask your insurer for a green card

Some major insurers have told MoneySavingExpert they've started issuing 'green cards' to motorists who want to drive in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit - but one big name isn't yet providing them. Here's how to apply and how long each insurer will take to send them

13 February 2019