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New £1 coin designed to make “nicer jingle” in pocket

New £1 coin designed to make “nicer jingle” in pocket

The Royal Mint has confirmed that the new 12-sided £1 coin has been specifically designed to make a more pleasant jingle when fiddled with in your pocket. Responding to complaints that old £1 coins lose their cheerful jingle after decades of being used in trolleys, vending machines and bakeries,...

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Leasing is THE way to get a commercial vehicle – can’t argue with the figures!

Leasing is THE way to get a commercial vehicle – can’t argue with the figures!

Newly-released stats are showing an impressive rise in leased vehicle registrations, and which brands are proving the most popular in the first quarter of 2017. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. 2017 is flying by, but it's not the only thing flying right now – the British Vehicle Rental...

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Van drivers can save up to £264 a year on van insurance

Van drivers can save up to £264 a year on van insurance

Consumer Intelligence has released its latest Van Insurance Price Index which shows that, while the average best-buy premiums for van insurance have increased 14.1% to £1,344 in the year to January 2017, van drivers who use their vans for work can save up to a whopping £264 a year. Vanarama Content...

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Van leasing with bad credit - is it possible? Vanarama explains

Van leasing with bad credit - is it possible? Vanarama explains

One of the most frequently-asked questions about leasing a van with Vanarama is whether or not van leasing with bad credit is possible. Let's see what we can do to answer it. None of us have a single credit rating or score that every lender can see when they're decided whether or not to accept us...

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Spring Budget 2017…bad news for the self-employed, good news for families

Spring Budget 2017…bad news for the self-employed, good news for families

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Spring Budget, and there's a mix of news – some good, some bad – for families, drivers and small business owners. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. Let's hit the first big item Vanarama customers are going to care about: National Insurance...

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Stricter penalties for using mobile phones while driving NOW IN FORCE!

Stricter penalties for using mobile phones while driving NOW IN FORCE!

On the same day as new, stricter penalties came into force for using a mobile phone while driving, scores of motorists were caught doing just that, and handed penalties and fines – now set at 6 points and £200. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. By noon on Wednesday, police forces were...

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Double win in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2017

Double win in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2017

Vanarama HQ was buzzing at the news that CEO Andy Alderson received The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies 'Best Leader' award on the same night we jumped to number 18 in the publication's annual '100 Best Companies To Work For' list. What makes this award more impressive is that The Sunday Times...

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Van drivers beware! NEW £10-a-day Toxicity Charge coming to Central London

Van drivers beware! NEW £10-a-day Toxicity Charge coming to Central London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed his £10 toxic 'T-Charge' – the toughest emission standard of any world city – will come into force in Central London on October 23 this year ON TOP OF the existing Congestion Charge. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. The so-called "T-charge"...

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Van drivers! Know your speed limits to avoid heavy fines

Van drivers! Know your speed limits to avoid heavy fines

Vanarama recently published a post about drivers caught breaking the law facing new penalties within weeks come Spring, especially van drivers. With that in mind, here's a look at the LOWER speed limits commercial vehicle drivers should be sticking to. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. ...

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4-year MoT exemption period could save YOU money!

4-year MoT exemption period could save YOU money!

The time that new commercial vehicles can drive on Britain's roads before needing an MoT test could be rising from THREE to FOUR years – if the government's new proposals are taken on! Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. 2018 is the year that the period before an MoT test is first carried...

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9 questions to ask yourself BEFORE arranging van insurance

9 questions to ask yourself BEFORE arranging van insurance

The market for van insurance is very competitive and there are many different products and premium prices. Here's 9 SIMPLE QUESTIONS to ask yourself before getting a quote.   1) What type of insurance do I need? Knowing this will kick the conversation onto the right path, and the insurance...

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7 tips to SAVE MONEY on your van insurance

7 tips to SAVE MONEY on your van insurance

The cost of your insurance will depend on a few things, such as the type of vehicle, your age, where you live, and your driving history. Here are 7 easy tips to SAVE MONEY on your van insurance. 1) Don't get more cover than you need. The questions in the section above will help you understand...

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Tough driving penalties on the horizon – especially for van drivers

Tough driving penalties on the horizon – especially for van drivers

Come Spring, drivers caught breaking the law will face new penalties within weeks, with a huge focus on those threatening lives with higher penalties to be put in place for using a mobile or for speeding. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. Van drivers in particular are warned that...

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Top 5 reasons the VW Crafter should be on your wish list

Top 5 reasons the VW Crafter should be on your wish list

Five-star reviews are just something that seems to happen to the VW Crafter . Auto Express showered it with praise in their review, noting that it packs a high-quality interior, loads of safety features and great comfort into a very practical package. At the top of VW's commercial vehicle range,...

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Confidence is high as 74% of SMEs say Brexit will be GOOD for their business

Confidence is high as 74% of SMEs say Brexit will be GOOD for their business

It's official! The Vanarama Brexit Survey shows that 74% of the UK's van-driving small business owners can't wait for Brexit because they believe it will be good for their business. Vanarama's Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. Following Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, over 1,000...

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Top 5 customer questions about van leasing – January 2017

Top 5 customer questions about van leasing – January 2017

At Vanarama, we're all about making sure that anybody wanting to find out more about van leasing can understand what's what...especially when they want to do so with us. No question is too big, no query too small, we'll answer them all – just give us a call on 01442 838195 , we're here to help...

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10 things you don't know about Brexit...number 8 is a shocker!

10 things you don't know about Brexit...number 8 is a shocker!

The reviews are in, and overall Prime Minister Theresa May's all-important Brexit roadmap speech has been rated "disappointing" – probably not the impact the Government was hoping for – light on facts and more like a wish list. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. Let's gloss over that, following the...

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Why has shopping around for van insurance just got more important?

Why has shopping around for van insurance just got more important?

In the face of rising insurance premiums (the average premium for vans is nudging £1,600), Vanarama takes a look at why comparing all the deals out there is more important than ever. You hear the same thing every year – "Shop around, find the deals!" – and everyone always has the best intentions...

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Vanatomy: Why the Volkswagen Caddy is a winner with small businesses

Vanatomy: Why the Volkswagen Caddy is a winner with small businesses

The Caddy is Volkswagen's small van, and has been for the past four decades. Over that time, it's only seen four generations with the original version being sold from 1978 to 2003! The latest version – the Mark 4 – is the next step up from 2003's Mark 3 and it builds on everything that made the first...

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Get your company noticed by 3,000 new customers every hour!

Get your company noticed by 3,000 new customers every hour!

Having your van sign professionally sign-written is one of the most powerful and cost-effective ways to promote your business (it even works when your van is parked up on the drive in the evening). So, don't hesitate to turn your van into a roving billboard for your business – there's no restrictions...

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