GETTING behind the wheel is a passport to freedom for many teenagers, and a hire care can make holidays or business trips a breeze. Here's our guide to age restrictions on when you can legally drive and rent a car in the UK — and the rules around driving in old age. How old do you have to be to drive in Britain? You can apply for a provisional licence from the age of 15 years and nine months. But you have to wait until you turn 16 before riding a moped or light quad bike and 17 before driving a car on a public road in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You also have to wait until 17 before booking a theory test and practical driving test. When you have a provisional licence and meet the minimum age you can drive with L-plates on all roads except motorways. Learners must be supervised by an instructor or another qualified driver (eg a family member or friend), who must be at least 21 and have held a full licence for at least three years. You must also have insurance cover if … [Read more...] about How old do you have to be to drive in the UK and do you have to retake your test at 70?
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Some of the companies blamed accounting errors for appearing on the HMRC list. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphot This content is subject to copyright. Suffolk and Essex firms have been named and shamed for “deliberately” defaulting on more than £6.8m in tax. HMRC has named and shamed companies for deliberately defaulting on tax. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphot They include an Ipswich-based computer firm, which failed to pay more than £6.5m in tax, and a company behind several Burger King outlets. Meanwhile, a Suffolk property development company blamed its accountant for its failure to pay £78,703. The accountant was jailed in 2016. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it published the firms’ details to “influence behaviour” and discourage defaulting. Those included on the list, which is publicly available online, have either: • Deliberately provided one or more inaccurate documents to HMRC • Deliberately failed to comply with … [Read more...] about These Suffolk firms have been named and shamed for defaulting on thousands in tax
PUBLISHED: 12:01 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:57 12 July 2018 Some of the companies blamed accounting errors for appearing on the HMRC list. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphot This content is subject to copyright. Companies in Norfolk and Suffolk have been named and shamed by HMRC for “deliberately” defaulting on thousands of pounds in tax. HMRC has named and shamed companies for deliberately defaulting on tax. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphot They include a digital signage consultant from Gorleston, and a Suffolk computer firm, which failed to pay £6.5m. Meanwhile, a company behind several Burger King outlets defaulted on £110,472 in tax. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it published the firms’ details to “influence behaviour by discouraging non-compliance.” Those included on the list, which is publicly available online, are stated to have either: • Deliberately provided one or more inaccurate documents to HMRC • Deliberately … [Read more...] about These firms have been named and shamed for defaulting on thousands of pounds in tax
NO new diesel car currently on sale can beat the new tax planned for April 2018. And this list of cars are ones to avoid as you'll have to pay the full £500 extra in the first year. Plans announced in the 2017 Budget revealed new diesels would be hiked up a tax band. For cars that emit between 191g/km and 225g/km of CO2 that's an extra £500 in the first 12 months before reverting to the £140 a year vehicle excise duty flat rate. Fortunately, existing cars are exempt from any changes meaning millions of motorists won't be caught out. But if you're buying a new car you need to be careful - with even the cleanest motors facing a £20 rise. No cars currently on sale can avoid the tax altogether as the new emissions regulation - known as Real Driving Emissions 2 - isn't mandatory until 2020. Even if a car in showrooms does meet standards it won't have been tested to prove it's exempt. And experts have suggested the move could force drivers out of diesels into petrol - … [Read more...] about What is the UK diesel car ‘toxin tax’ and which cars will be hit with a £500 increase?
DRIVERS who park on pavements could soon being slapped with £70 fines, as authorities attempt to ‘declutter’ Britain’s roadsides. The Department for Transport is currently considering a major overhaul of national traffic laws as part of efforts to stop vehicles blocking the way for pedestrians. If approved, the new rules will allow local councils to make it illegal to park on the kerb – unless explicit permission has been granted. The move would bring the rest of England in line with parking rules in London, where parking on the pavement has been illegal for more than 40 years. The new rules would see pavements becoming more accessible for the disabled and those with pushchairs. At present, there is no law outside the capital against parking on a pavement – the ban only applies in London. Rule 22 of the Highway Code says: "You must not park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. "Parking … [Read more...] about Parking on pavements could cost you a £70 fine under new plan to free up roads