Drive & commute

Rail passenger delay compensation should be easier, says regulator

Monday, 21 March 2016 | News

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the safety and economic regulator for Britain’s railways, says eight out of ten passengers don’t claim compensation for delayed train journeys and wants to see this changed.

Budget 2016: Fuel duty to be frozen for sixth consecutive year

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

Motorists have been given a boost as fuel duty is to remain frozen in 2016/17, Chancellor George Osborne has announced today.

Online tool launched to appeal parking fines

Monday, 14 March 2016 | News

Motorists in England and Wales may find it easier to appeal council parking fines, with the launch of a new online tool.

97.7p diesel at Tesco and Asda 'sets benchmark'

Friday, 22 January 2016 | News

Drivers continue to benefit from falling fuel prices, with Tesco and Asda announcing they’ve cut diesel prices to 97.7p/litre from today.  

Diesel prices fall below £1 as supermarkets cut prices

Monday, 04 January 2016 | News

Motorists filling up today will pay less for diesel at Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco as the supermarkets have cut prices to under £1 per litre.

Petrol prices plummet at Asda

Friday, 27 November 2015 | News

Despite intentions to shun this year’s Black Friday, the supermarket will treat customers anyway this weekend by knocking 4p off unleaded petrol, driving the cost down to 99.7p a litre.

Autumn Statement 2015: motorists to see insurance bills fall by up to £50

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | News

Motorists could see up to £50 slashed from their insurance bills if the government is successful in bringing forward reforms to the compensation culture around minor motor accident injuries.

Warning over hidden cost of car servicing

Monday, 16 November 2015 | News

One-in-eight drivers (12%) have been charged more than quoted by garages for MOTs, services or repairs, according to a new survey. Just 3% of drivers say their final bill was lower than their initial quote.

Supreme Court rules £85 parking fine is not excessive

Thursday, 05 November 2015 | News

A man who challenged an £85 parking fine by taking it to the highest court in the UK has lost his case, with Supreme Court judges ruling that private parking fines should stand as long as they are not “excessive”.

Motorists to pay extra as a result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | News

Some 30 million motorists will see their premiums rise by £386 million a year, or £12.80 each, as a result of the increased Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) that comes into effect this weekend.