News & Features

The Trailer Registration Scheme

The Trailer Registration Scheme

Monday, March 25th, 2019

From 28th March 2019 the DVLA will be making it mandatory for all trailers to be registered with the agency before they are used abroad. This applies to commercial trailers weighing over 750kg and non-commercial trailers that way more than 3,500kg.

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Parking (Code of Practice) Bill Achieves Royal Assent

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill Achieves Royal Assent

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

On 15th March the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill achieved Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament. The new law will mean the introduction of a single standard setting body, a single code of practice and potentially a single independent appeals service.

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Further Plans to Improve the Quality of UK Roads

Further Plans to Improve the Quality of UK Roads

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Utility companies could soon be held to greater account for the quality of the road repair work they do following utility maintenance as the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, proposes increasing the guarantee on the UK’s roads from two years to five years after re-surfacing work. This would mean that if a pothole or dangerous defect appeared on a road during this time the company responsible would be legally bound to return to the road and repair the damage.

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Changes to PIP review Process

Changes to PIP review Process

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Many disabled pensioners will no longer have to go through unnecessary reassessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Instead of continuing to receive regular reviews of their benefit amount, when they reach State Pension age they will have what the government is calling a “light touch” review every 10 years.

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Naidex 2019

Naidex 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019

We are less than two weeks away from the 45th edition of Naidex, the only event dedicated to independent living! DMUK has partnered with the show this year and we would like to invite you to join us at Naidex on 26th and 27th March at the NEC in Birmingham.

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