If your vehicle is due for an MOT on or after March 30th 2020, the MOT date will b extended by 6 months. Different rules apply for lorries, buses and trailers. For further information, please go to our ‘Topical News’ page.
Saint Michael’s Hospice has launched its annual Make a Will Month, where people can make or amend a will and local trusted solicitors across the Harrogate District will waive the fee so a donation can be made so Saint Michael’s.
People can register their interest via their website here: http://bit.ly/MaWM2020 or via the telephone: (01423) 878 628. Do spread the word, if you know of anyone who might be interested.
It’s October, so it’s free wills month. If you are planning to include a gift to specific charities and you are over 55, your will could be written or updated for free. To find a solicitor participating in thie service, please follow this link.
Some simple advice from petrolprices.com about what things to have in the car, in case they’re needed.
They also provide the results of a recent study which reports that 4 drivers a minute are caught exceeding the speed limit. In one county alone, there was a reported increase of 416% in a seven year period. Click here for more information, including how counties differ in their punishment of offenders.
Please visit our ‘Alerts’ page for details of the latest scams relating to Brexit.
The current confusion about what is happening with the Brexit process is providing an ideal opportunity for fraudsters to try to steal individuals’ money. Make sure that you do not become a victim by reading about the latest scams:
Bogus Brexit investments
HMRC Brexit scam
European Health Insurance card (Ehic) scam
Financial services scams
What will happen to the European Health Insurance Card after Brexit? Will travellers need their own travel insurance? To find out, go to our ‘Alerts’ page for further information.
Here is some timely advice from Citizens’ Advice about your rights if something you order doesn’t arrive. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/somethings-gone-wrong-with-a-purchase/if-something-you-ordered-hasnt-been-delivered/
Thefts from keyless cars has increased by 30% in the past four years. Some insurance companies will not cover this type of theft, as there is no evidence of a break-in. Basically, thieves can hack the signal from your key and use it to open your car door and drive away.
So you need to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your car. For further details, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.
According to a new law to protect cyclists, the driver needs to leave a minimum distance from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside the bike or they could receive a fine. This would be £100 and three points on the licence for being too close to a bike on the road. For further details, please follow this link to our ‘Alerts’ page.