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Toyota and Wellhouse Leisure donate Proace Matino camper to support BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal

A Toyota Proace Matino camper by Wellhouse Leisure, worth £49,000, is included in a ‘text-to-win’ “Campervan and Staycation Goodies” competition prize for the BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal. The campervan sleeps four people and is powered by a 120bhp turbo-diesel engine. The campervan is part of a “Campervan and Staycation Goodies” prize which also...

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Preparing a vehicle for passengers

Preparing a vehicle for passengers

Government has released guidance for operators of private hire vehicles to help protect against coronavirus. This guidance may be helpful for dealers e.g. after 2 December following test drives or the return of hire vehicles, or where a vehicle has multiple drivers/occupants. Read more here.

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Importance of ventilation

Importance of ventilation

Government is stressing how good ventilation can reduce the risk of coronavirus infection by over 70%. It is important that businesses check that their ventilation systems are clean and working properly. Where businesses do not have ventilation systems, the advice is to either open windows for short, sharp bursts of 10 to 15 minutes regularly throughout...

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NCC warns the latest deadline for the transition to greener vehicles could lead to a complete lack of affordable motorhomes and tow cars, with unintended consequences

The National Caravan Council (NCC) is extremely concerned by today’s announcement that government will bring the ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles forward to 2030 – less than 10 years away – and hybrid powertrains will only be allowed until 2035. To achieve an affordable range of tow cars capable of...

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Top Gear races to 120mph with the KNAUS Sport&Fun

Top Gear (episode 3) featured two KNAUS Sport&Fun caravans being towed by a Lamborghini Urus and an Audi RS6 Presenters, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris, competed to see which car would be the quickest to tow a caravan up to 120mph Both KNAUS Sport&Fun caravans completed the challenge successfully – and remained perfectly stable The...

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Calculating CJRS claims

Calculating CJRS claims

The Government has updated its guidance on calculating claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This clarifies the information relating to claim period deadlines and timings, and includes graphics to help visualise the process. Of particular note is that when making a claim: you do not have to wait until the end date of the...

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Intellectual Property rules are changing for 2021

Intellectual Property rules are changing for 2021

Business Secretary, Aloc Sharma MP, has said it is important that businesses are ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December, particularly in relation to Intellectual Property rules. There will be changes to how the Intellectual Property (IP) system and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will operate. These changes will affect: Trade...

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BEIS reminds businesses of crucial actions before Transition ends

BEIS reminds businesses of crucial actions before Transition ends

The Business Intelligence and Readiness Directorate within BEIS has asked the NCC to publicise the following information in preparation for the End of the Transition Period. The Transition Period ends on Thursday 31st December – there will, they say, be no extension. The UK will no longer be part of the EU Customs Union and...