HMRC Targeting Motor Traders for Tax Return Forms

Image of VAT calculationsIt has just been announced that car dealers or repairers who haven’t been filling in their tax returns properly are being targeted by the HMRC in a new campaign. Within the motor trade there has been a number of changes this year including the abolishment of the paper tax disc, so it’s essential that you make sure your business up to scratch when it comes to the HMRC. (more…)

How can Taxi Drivers help Disabled Passengers?

Image of Disabled BadgeAs a taxi driver you offer a service to your customers, a service which you are required to adapt on a fare to fare basis. One example of when a taxi driver may be required to adapt their service is when one of their passengers has a disability, as it means that you may have to change the way you look after your fare. Here at QuoteSearcher we often provide information on how taxi drivers can stay within the law as well as increase their chances of getting a tip, which is why being disability-friendly can make a huge difference… (more…)

Plate Trade-Ins Hit Motor Trade Prices

Image of used carsWhile it’s easy to assume that used car prices are more or less fixed over time and only vary according to what car you’re looking to buy and the condition it’s in, the seasons actually have an enormous impact on motor prices. There are fluctuations around and just after Christmas for example, where money is usually tight, but in April and May, when pay rises start to come in, dealers often see an increase in business.

Another important factor to consider is the timing of your purchase in accordance to the number plate system. The UK released the new 14 number plate in March for new car buyers, and the effects of the change on the used car market are just starting to set in… (more…)

Electric Car Grant Running Out

Image of Electric CarAs a motor trader you may have bought an electric car and been helped out with a £5000 government grant. The government were encouraging people to buy electric cars and the grant scheme began due to the high levels of pollution in the UK. When the push for electric cars began, the UK did not respond however, things have changed over the past couple of years. We previously wrote a Guide for Motor Traders for Going Green but since then a lot has changed. (more…)

Making the Freight and Logistics Sector more Eco-Friendly


The environmental issues that surround vehicles on the road have been talked about for many years and action plans have been put in place to encourage people and businesses to own more eco-friendly vehicles.

Now, operators, business leaders and trade associations are looking at the freight and logistics industry and how they can provide safer and cleaner deliveries. At the Changing Times Delivery London’s Future conference there were a range of partners that joined together to talk about how they can improve the efficiency within this sector as London is currently experiencing one of the biggest booms within the construction industry in a generation. (more…)

London taxi drivers brand TfL “woefully inadequate”

Image of Taxi Protest in LondonIf you were in London the other week you would have had a tough time getting around Oxford Street as hundreds of taxi drivers staged a protest against Transport for London (TfL). It is no secret that the London taxi trade has a difficult relationship with TfL as they feel that the government body is not doing enough to protect the industry and recently branded them as “woefully inadequate”. (more…)