Crackdown planned for private parking firms to stop unfair fines
The Government has proposed new rules for private parking firms to tackle unfair penalties, including grace periods and new maximum caps for parking fines
1 September 2020
Many private parking firms to spare drivers hefty fines for number-plate errors
Motorists who enter the wrong number-plate details when paying for private parking tickets will in many cases no longer be 'fined' the full amount
16 January 2020
Private parking firms could hand out 6.5 million tickets this year
Almost six and a half million private parking tickets could be handed to UK drivers this financial year
20 August 2018
Councils not providing info on appealing car parking fines – know your rights
Local authorities are not doing enough to highlight the appeals process to those slapped with parking fines
7 February 2017
Plastic £5 notes available from today – but can you use them in ticket machines?
The plastic fiver enters circulation today amid promises it'll be stronger and more secure than its paper predecessor
13 September 2016
20 tricks to drive down motoring costs
Tricks to bring rising motoring costs to a skidding halt, including beating increasing fuel costs & car insurance hikes
30 March 2016
Parking campaigner fails to challenge 'excessive' charge at Supreme Court
A motorist who mounted legal proceedings against a private parking firm has lost the case at The Supreme Court
4 November 2015
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12 August 2015
Motorist takes landmark parking challenge to the Supreme Court
Today is 48-year-old Barry Beavis from Billericay's final chance to persuade judges to rule his fine as excessive
23 July 2015
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27 September 2021Martin Lewis has AGAIN warned the Government against possible retrospective changes to the terms and conditions of existing student loan contracts. In a new video, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder responds to reports of a possible shake-up to student loans, which could see the earnings threshold you start repaying at cut, costing many £400/yr more.
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British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power open Warm Home Discount schemes for this winter - how to apply and get £140 off your energy bill27 September 2021Households on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. It comes as major suppliers, including British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22.
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