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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Avoid £1,000 fine risk, can you get a year's car insurance for 96p, or at least a 'free' Kindle?
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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Martin Lewis: Pay more than £10/mth on your mobile bill? You’re probably burning cash – here’s how to cut costs18 January 2022Bill payers may be surprised to learn that if they’re paying more than £10 a month for their mobile phones, they may be burning through cash. That’s the message from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis this week as he offers tips on cutting the costs of your phone bill.
18 January 2022Together Energy, including its subsidiary Bristol Energy, has ceased trading. In total, the two brands have about 176,000 household customers between them. If you're affected, your supply will continue and credit balances are protected. While it's likely you'll pay more now, there are no savings to be had by switching.
Martin's debt costs masterclass: Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to move it to up to 35mths at 0% saving £1,000s18 January 2022So as it's January, we're in a cost of living crunch, and New Year debt bills are being received by millions, it's time for my annual interest-cutting masterclass.
18 January 2022MCE Insurance Company, which was one of the UK's biggest motorbike insurers, is to cancel all of its 105,000 remaining policies after falling into administration last year. The moves comes despite the insurer initially promising to honour existing cover until its planned end date.
18 January 2022From 0% balance transfers to switching up your broadband, see our top five tips for saving money in 2022.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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