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Imports into the UK

January 2021, new rules applied to imports of goods from outside the UK. Read More...

Potential Flu epidemic?

Having heard an interview recently on the BBC’s Today programme, I thought it worth drawing the points raised to the Lawdata membership. Professor Neil Ferguson who is one of the people who put the first lockdown together, said that due to the lockdown there were far fewer cases of flu last year, which means that the population will have fewer antibodies and therefore be less resistant to flu this year. Professor Ferguson suggests that we prepare ourselves for a potential Read More...

Overlooked? Music in the showroom of service bay…

This is another topic that we frequently get asked about and is something that is often overlooked. Do we need a music license if we have the radio on in the service bay and/or the showroom? The answer is quite simply yes. What you are in fact doing is paying a royalty to the performers who create the music you are listening to. It doesn’t matter by what means you are playing music, radio, streaming, tv, vinal, tape or cd. The question Read More...

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...