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  1. It’s a fiasco and it’s hitting their own people as hard as us. We ship antiques and artwork round the world, it appears though we have a low rate of vat on this of 5% the Europeans are going to go their full rate. Most are purchased by private individuals so they can’t claim it back. we deal with a lot of customs agents and most are having to stop exports as they are reaching their limits of the amount of VAT they can guarantee as the transit paperwork isn’t being discharged fast enough. It’s one hell is a **** show and I guess will be a pain for ages to come
  2. From our perspective it is hitting EU clients and it is them who are paying more. Though there are in theory no tariffs they are getting stuck with a handling charge. Vat and if the goods came from another country originally they may have a tariff on top..... it’s going to kill cross channel trade until it gets sorted out. It’s going to be interesting seeing how it pans out but for the moment my vehicles won’t be going over and we will use couriers instead but the pile in our warehouse waiting correct paperwork is growing by the day
  3. The new update we have is Dpd Uk have suspended deliveries to Europe from the UK as they are struggling with the process and clearance............
  4. We deliver a lot of goods bought at auction through the uk and Europe and globally. I can safely say this is a complete **** up and it is one thing if you are a company but if you are a private individual and most of our clients are it’s a nightmare. We took the decision to pack and ship via more general hauliers while it settled down and that’s been interesting. Clients are having to register for eori numbers which are required to do the customs entry for the export and it appears if you live in Spain you can get one in 24 hours, Germany it takes up to a month and the Netherlands you c
  5. Just over a week with Herts from posting to landing on the doorstep. Feo working from home and the longest bit was getting the doctors report they now have as compulsory.
  6. I’ve driven a similar distance in my current l200 so far fuel is approx £5k servicing is £750 and road tax is about the same no tyres needed. If you factor in the fact you need a defender as well you may well be paying more...... that and I’m not sure how your Tesla would cope with a trip to Cornwall with a 1500kg caravan on the back or shall we say how many charges it would need.
  7. Commercial vehicle. Ours lets you have 12 visits a year. Personally I find a pickup perfect for commuting and leisure use. The new ones are great to drive reasonably economical and the dogs stay in the back!
  8. Most of the newer manual pickups will do a bit over 30mpg. I’ve done 25k in my newest l00 and kept a record and that is averaging 32mpg over that mileage. That includes probably 3k with a caravan on the back and a fair bit off road while shooting
  9. And 20 days early as well, the guy was really pleasant and guess it was a simple renewal so box ticking exercise. Had to get the doctors form done but that was the only bit that took the time at my end. Once I had it and submitted the application I couldn’t believe how quick it came through
  10. I’ve just done my renewal with Herts and have to say 7 days from posting to dropping on the doorstep so top service
  11. 2 months can be a long time with a commercial vehicle, mine would do 5-10k miles in that time which is easily enough time for a problem to occur. With that if you only recently noticed the clunking it may have happened faster than you think. As for choice of garage pounds talk but also how quick they are to get things booked in is a major factor. Our main dealer even with breakdowns I can be a week or more which is useless.
  12. Assuming you reported the theft it will be no problem driving it to be fixed. It’s a common theft and I reckon you would only get sympathy if you were pulled over. The only thing to check is none of the existing exhaust can drop and get caught on the ground when you are driving
  13. Herts police have actually made progress on some local thefts! Funny they seized caravans at the same time....... https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/three-people-arrested-in-connection-with-dog-thefts-1-6873788
  14. al4x

    hare coursing

    I don’t like to say fortunately but he was shot in the chest with a stone from a catapult, that’s when the police start reacting. We have them regularly and it’s only when they do something like this that the police really act
  15. Surely you can appoint a surveyor yourself, sounds like the bank are hedging their bets and think you are buying the whole block!
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