Drive & commute

Top tips on beating unfair private parking tickets

If you’ve ever received a parking ticket when you’ve parked legitimately on privately owned land, you’ll know how irritated it makes you feel.

Motorists face tougher MOT tests from Sunday

Friday, 18 May 2018 | News

Stringent new rules for MOT tests in England, Scotland, and Wales come into force this Sunday (20 May 2018).

Book in advance and you could save 1,400% off car-hire fees

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | News

Motorists who book car hire at the last minute could be paying as much as 1,400% more than those who book early, according to new research.

Motorists see fuel price hikes as oil price soars

Monday, 14 May 2018 | News

Motorists will find nothing but woe at the fuel pumps in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Asda drops £99 'pay at the pump' charge

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Asda has suspended its trial of a temporary £99 pre-authorisation card charge for customers who fill up at the pumps of its petrol stations after an outcry from drivers.

Rail industry plans overhaul of fares to make it easier to buy the best-value ticket

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | News

An end to the bewildering array of Britain's 55 million different railway fares is in sight with the launch of a public consultation next month by the rail industry.

Claim automatic refunds on delayed Tube journeys

Thursday, 26 April 2018 | News

Passengers automatically claimed back more than £80,000 in rail refunds for more than one million delayed journeys in London last year, using a free claim-back service. 

New penalty fare rules introduced to treat rail passengers more fairly

Friday, 06 April 2018 | News

Rail passengers in England and Wales will be offered more protection when they are issued with a penalty fare if they have made a genuine mistake, the Department for Transport has announced.

26-30 Railcard national trial launches but website struggles with demand

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

Update: 14 March 2018: As of 6.41pm yesterday, the RDG confirmed that the 10,000 quota of 26-30 Railcards, made available as part of the national trial, had sold out.

Government to crack down on rogue parking companies

Monday, 29 January 2018 | News

Motorists are set to benefit from a clampdown on dodgy private parking firms, as the government has signalled its intention to regulate the industry more assiduously.