Archive for July, 2013

Free parking on double yellow lines

July 31st, 2013

Eric Pickles, the Local Government Secretary, is planning to allow motorists to park on double yellow lines outside shops or keep their vehicles in parking bays for longer in an attempt to stimulate businesses on the nation’s high streets. However, the Conservatives are likely to meet opposition from their Liberal Democrat partners in government, who […]

Beware of the Cheap Flights extra costs

July 29th, 2013

Top Ten Hidden Costs of Cheap Flights Many people’s first port of call while organising a holiday these days is to visit one or all of the cheap flight websites. We don’t need to mention any names but as they are so popular we thought it helpful to highlight some of the ways those cheap […]

Motorists could see £50 rise in parking fines

July 16th, 2013

The Transport Secretary, Norman Baker, has said that the Government will review the £70 cap on parking fines outside of London. Motorists face big increases to parking fines outside the capital which are currently capped at £70. In London the maximum fine is £130 a difference of £50. Ministers announced that they were debating lifting […]

Parking rows make for bad neighbours

July 15th, 2013

The biggest cause off problems between neighbours is from blocking access to a neighbour’s driveway or from parking outside their house. According to a recent survey of AA members disputes over parking accounted for a third of arguments between neighbours. The worst problems occur in the north east and south east of England. Other common […]