New Law to Stop Taxis Discriminating Against Wheelchair Passengers

New laws coming into effect on the 6th April will see it become illegal for wheelchair-accessible private hire taxis and black cabs to refuse entry to wheelchair passengers. Taxi drivers found breaking this law will be hit with a fine...

Are you down on the new Car Tax Rules?

New DVLA car tax rules coming into effect in April could see motorists paying hundreds more on insurance rates. The former Chancellor George Osbourne brought forth the proposal two years ago with rules to reflect changes in emissions technology...

Men Paying £101 more for Car Insurance

According to a comparison site’s research, male motorists pay £101 more a year for their car insurance than women. Confused.com found that the average annual premium for men was £812 for comprehensive car insurance in the last quarter of 2016,...

‘Ethnic Penalty’ referred to Equality & Human Rights Commission for Investigation

Campaigning law firm Thompsons Solicitors has submitted findings that strongly link high car insurance premiums to ethnicity to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) after the government indicated it would not take any action on the issue. The study...

Birmingham’s Strict New Measures Target Motor Nuisances

The streets and suburbs of Birmingham have been hit with anew blight in recent years in the form of illegal street racing, cruising and general motor nonsense. Thankfully new measures are being implemented by West Midlands Police that could see...

Drivers Caught on Mobiles Twice to Lose License

The law has been tightened on reckless drivers using their phones whilst driving. The new law means that those caught using their mobiles twice whilst at the wheel will lose their license. Getting caught once will results in 6...

Jaguar XE Brings £100m Investment to Castle Bromwich

Jaguar XE is to slowly transfer production from its current base in Solihull to its Castle Bromwich site. The move will see Castle Bromwich take over manufacturing of the luxury XE car.  Currently, the XF, F-TYPE and XJ are...

£45 Million Injection for Midlands Automotive Sector to Create 3,000 Skilled Jobs

Government to invest £35 million to help thriving £70 billion automotive sector Highly-skilled automotive and advanced manufacturing jobs will be created Investment will also improve industrial transport links on the A45, including a new bridge to connect Whitley South to the...

The Ethnic Penalty

Any motorist living in areas with a high proportion of ethnic minority households is being charged higher prices for their car insurance regardless of any other factor, according to a new study. The research, which used data provided by the...

Rolls-Royce £2bn Write Down

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Rolls-Royce is estimated to post a £2bn write-down due to the weakening sterling. The shocking loss is believed to be caused by Brexit. The Darby based FTSE 100 Company, known for its car...