Scottish Councils fleecing motorists on parking charges

The Scotsman wrote about Scottish Councils fleecing motorists on parking charges which raised some interesting points. THE PERCENTAGES GAME Councils have been accused of 'playing the percentages game' to raise cash, knowing that 28% of drivers simply pay up without...

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Northumberland tops national list for pothole repairs

A feature stating that Northumberland tops a national list for pothole repairs is being mooted as a success story. although it depends on which side of the fence you view it. Northumberland is a large county with over 3,000 miles of roads, many of which are rural and...

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Parking tickets and appeals – how to fight back

This case came to light from a friend who bought my book to see if she could cancel a parking ticket. I actually spoke about this with the Daily Mail when I was featured with some of the best consumer champions in the UK. I have published a few blogs on parking...

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Rejecting cars on finance – what you need to know

Rejecting cars on finance is a problem I see virtually every day. This is an interesting case that came to my attention given the various consumer laws it spans. BACKGROUND A customer rejected a car on finance after 3 months under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, only to...

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Motorist is told to pay £1,260 parking fine

BACKGROUND A motorist has been told to pay a £1,260 fine in a pay-and-display area behind an Iceland store where he works by a Scottish Court in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. His car was ticketed over several months and he chose not to pay the £60 tickets or...

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