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    The Budget : Not exactly Christmas

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    There’s always a good bit of anticipation around budget time at Thame Cars HQ, as we wait to see what new policies & funding the Chancellor is introducing that will impact motorists.

    All things considered the contents of the famous red briefcase this week were pretty bland, which some might argue is the best kind of budget.

    Northerners and city-dwellers will be getting a bit of extra cash to help with ‘pinch points’ on their road network but it wasn’t exactly Christmas for us Southerners.

    The only glimmer of good news was the freeze on fuel duty.

    So although we’re still at the mercy of the big oil companies for the price at the pump, at least we’re not going to be shelling out any extra in tax.

    We were also excited to see funding set aside for ‘disruptive technology’.

    Having recently added a Toyota C-HR Hybrid to our fleet of hire cars we’re very keen to see how new technologies change the face of motoring in the UK over the next few years.

    I hope the rest of the budget was kind to you,

    Happy driving.