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AM Three Issues

Calculating Holiday Pay Two court decisions in 2014 mean that holiday pay should now be based on average pay, including commission and/or compulsory overtime, which will inevitably increase staffing costs. Failure to correctly calculate holiday pay could lead to Employment Tribunal claims for underpayment. The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013   These regulations came into force on 13th June 2014, but don’t appear to have been widely implemented by dealers. They significantly amend previous rules on Read More...

Is anyone ready for the new Car Tax Rules?

As from 1st October 2014 the DVLA 'Driver Vehicle licensing Agency will stop issuing paper tax discs. Of course, motorists will still need to tax a vehicle to drive or keep on the road and will be warned they could be fined or receive penalty charges. The new rules will also put the onus on car dealers to inform the DVLA when they sell a vehicle and or they could be liable for a fine of up to £1,000. Read More...

Log Book Loans

Carry out security data checks We welcome the news that Financial Conduct Authority is taking a closer look at the issue of Logbook loans. Operating under the Dickensian laws of "Bill of Sale", these loans often don't show up on the usual finance checks, and the "lender" doesn't need a court order to repossess the vehicle, they can effectively turn up with a recovery company and seize the vehicle. Citizens Advice recently expressed concerns that up to 60,000 logbook loans could be Read More...

Lawdata has relocated

Lawdata has completed its relocation and is expecting a fantastic years trading! Our new address is - 35A Saffron Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8DJ We've also just launched our brand new website! Read More...

Consumer Rights Regulations 2012

Payment Surcharges We've had reports of some local Trading Standards departments starting to take action to enforce these regulations which came into force on 6th April. It is now unlawfulto seek to charge a customer more for a particular payment, than it actually costs the trader to process that payment. In practice that means Dealers can't charge more for taking a credit card payment, than the Credit Card company actually charges for the payment. As such we would recommend you obtain a clear Read More...