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Number Plate Changes

Number Plate Changes

3 minutes

As of September 2021, a new standard of number plates will be introduced. It will be sturdier, more resilient material able to handle more damage, more bending, abrasion, impact, and thermal change, and will also show up clearer on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras on UK roads.

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Green cards will no longer be required for EU driving

Green cards will no longer be required for EU driving

2 minutes

Many people will struggle to recall the days when driving in Europe required UK drivers to carry an internationally recognised ‘Green Card’ to prove they held a minimum of third party insurance. However, with Brexit, the need for one returned.

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The Outlook for Clean Air Zones

The Outlook for Clean Air Zones

3 minutes

Having been paused during the pandemic, Clear Air Zones (CAZs) are starting to be introduced across cities in the UK. A Clean Air Zone is defined as an area where targeted action is taken to improve air quality and is designed to encourage people and businesses to move towards less polluting methods of transport.

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Why are Used Car Prices Rising?

Why are Used Car Prices Rising?

2 minutes

There can be no doubt used car prices in the UK are rising, and it is a trend that shows little sign of slowing down and is occurring in other mature markets, including the USA and Germany. Double-digit increases in used car prices over recent months are common.

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Mann Island Finance Lending Hits £1Bn – the Role of Culture & People

Mann Island Finance Lending Hits £1Bn – the Role of Culture & People

2 minutes

Launched in 1991, initially as a broker, under the ownership of Investec Bank, Mann Island has evolved into a highly credible motor finance company committed…

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Top Tips for Social Media in Cars Sales Communication

5 minute read

2020 has been the year in which many car dealers have made the jump from point of sale to omnichannel retailing to support people looking…

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