By Simple Car & Van Rental in General Articles, Blogging | 01st February 2019
UPDATE Friday 01 February- 2pm
The Met Office has issued the UK with Amber and Yellow weather warnings with further snowfall expected on Friday.
Delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely, as well as travel delays on the roads, so please check with your travel provider for further information.
We would like to remind all our customers to be cautious on the roads as snowy or ice conditions can make driving challenging.
Please take a cautious judgement before travelling and make sure it is safe to do so if you are heading to one of our rental stations. Due to travel delays our stores may be busier than usual but we appreciate your patience at this time. We are monitoring the ongoing situation.
Terms and Conditions
Standard rental Terms and Conditions will apply.
Please follow the cancellation process stated in the Terms and Conditions. Cancellation fees on bookings cancelled during this time will be waivered.
We will review the ongoing situation and extend beyond the dates specified if necessary.
An alternative vehicle may be offered due to the current locations of our vehicles across the UK.
By https://fleetworld.co.uk in General Articles, Blogging | 31st October 2018
The chancellor has unveiled an anticipated £30bn to improve roads in England, helped by the first-ever ring-fenced funding from Vehicle Excise Duty.
This includes a £28.8bn National Roads Fund, including £25.3bn for the Strategic Road Network (motorways, trunk and A roads) said to be the largest ever investment of this kind, and backed up by VED funding; as announced in 2015 by former chancellor George Osborne and back in the headlines more recently with the news that councils could also get a share of the funding.
The Government said the fund would “provide long-term certainty for roads investment, including the new major roads network and large local major roads schemes, such as the North Devon Link Road”.
The fund will also be used to support the new network of local roads (known as the Major Road Network), and larger local road projects. Local authorities will receive £420m to fix potholes on roads and renew bridges and tunnels, and there will be a £150m to improve local traffic hotspots such as roundabouts.
The news was welcomed by organisations including LeasePlan UK. Managing director Matt Dyer said: “Back in the July Budget of 2015, George Osborne reformed Vehicle Excise Duty so that all the monies raised would go towards improving the country’s road network. With the £28.8bn confirmed in today’s Budget, Philip Hammond is simply delivering on that policy – but we’re grateful to him for that, as well as for the additional £420 million he’s found for filling in potholes. The UK’s road infrastructure is ranked just 26th in the world, well behind comparable economies, so this extra spending is a necessity not a luxury.”
However, the Freight Transport Association highlighted research that indicates a much bigger sum would be needed to get England’s roads fully functioning; the Asphalt Industry Alliance has calculated that more than £8bn would be needed to carry out a one-time catch-up to bring local roads in En...
By Neal Hewitt in General Articles, Blogging | 28th September 2018
An action packed Torbay Business Festival is set to draw over 500 business people through the doors at the Riviera Centre on Thursday 11th October – with upto 70 exhibitors, an impressive line-up of speakers, speednetworking plus the opportunity to win a BMW for the weekend.
With the aim of bringing businesses together, the event has been organised by Torbay Business Forum and is sponsored by the Torbay Development Agency and Bays Brewery.
Said TBF Chair Steve Reynolds; “This is the third year we are holding this major business event and the excitement is growing for what should be a great day. The Festival is a great way to celebrate the diverse companies that flourish in Torbay.
“There will be up to 70 exhibitors in the main Forum from many different sectors including recruitment, construction, media, tourism, solicitors, accountants, taxi firms and flower shops”, continued Steve, “and top of this, we have some fantastic speakers who will be talking on the hour for half an hour. It is free entry for anyone interested in business”.
The morning speakers include Jim Parker from the Herald Express who will talk about ‘Torbay Together’ before Carolyn Custerson from the English Riviera BID Company gives a Tourism update. Award winning, Brixham based Flossy and Jim will present their engaging talk and top business tips at 11am.
From noon there will be a Speednetworking event, run by Barry Cole from The Resultant – a great way to meet many new people in a short space of time.
The afternoon’s line-up includes Russell Beck from Impellam Group Plc, giving a thought-provoking talk on the Future of Work before Julie Hawker from Cosmic shares Digital Media tips to boost your business.
In between the presentations, people can visit the exhibitor stands and enjoy networking with other local businesses. There will also be a Bays Brewery sponsored reception as the exhibition officially ends at 4pm.
Festival Team Leader, Alison Benney, said; “The TBF te...
By Neal Hewitt in General Articles, Blogging | 20th June 2018
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