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9.7m households facing Christmas on reduced income

  • New research2 reveals 35% of UK households have seen their income fall compared with this time last year.
  • Over a third (34%) of households will spend less celebrating Christmas this year.
  • 18 to 24-year olds have been the hardest hit by the Covid recession with 49% seeing a cut in income.
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MOT extension – Millions of drivers warned to keep their car road-legal this winter

  • Lockdown has resulted in millions of MOTs being deferred – but drivers must keep their cars properly maintained regardless of MOT status
  • Motorists warned to check their car is winter ready - simple tasks include checks to tyres, lights, windscreens, and anti-freeze levels.
  • Drivers can be prosecuted for driving a car which is unsafe or not roadworthy.
  • GoCompare Car Insurance shares five tasks to keep your car road-legal this winter.
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Motorists warned to lookout for new lockdown car-related scams

  • New lockdown rules coupled with economic uncertainty, create perfect conditions for fraudulent activity.
  • Motorists urged to guard against fake vehicle sales, insurance broker fraud, DVLA scams and staged car accident fraud.
  • GoCompare shares tips to help people avoid falling victim to fraudsters.
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Buying a Green car? Compare insurers on electric cars or you may be in for a shock!

EV car insurance costs more and premiums vary widely, warns GoCompare

  • September new registrations show new ‘Green’ cars sales up 166% on a year ago.1
  • GoCompare research finds that the average annual premium for a VW e-Golf is 26% higher than the equivalent diesel model, the 1.6 TDI.
  • Insurer appetite and pricing for electric models varies widely – EV drivers must shop around!
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GoCompare celebrates mascot Gio Compario’s 80th TV appearance with new advert

New ads focus on the voice behind GoCompare’s brand icon

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Car crime leaves Brits broken hearted

  •  Two in five (42%) British drivers admit feeling more stress and heartache following a car theft, than being dumped (33%) or even losing a pet (39%)
  • A fifth (20%) claim having your car stolen is one of the worst things in life that you can experience
  • Security expert, Michael Fraser and GoCompare have shared top tips to protect yourself against keyless car theft - the latest trick of tech-savvy criminals
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“Flight to Quality” - Brits shun cheap and cheerful travel cover for extra protection

Figures from GoCompare reveal that 55% of travel insurance sales are now 4 or 5 star Defaqto rated products

  • Over 40% of travellers specifically choosing policies with extended Covid cover
  • Despite move to more comprehensive cover, year on year premiums only up 7.4%
  • Most popular destinations currently Turkey and Greece, followed by Italy, Portugal and Spain.
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Changes to DVLA and insurance COVID-19 temporary arrangements: What drivers need to know

GoCompare summarises the key dates and temporary arrangements impacting motorists

  • New announcements impact driver licencing and support measures for policyholders
  • 395,000 more driving tests to be made available from 14 September
  • Vehicles with an MOT due date of 1 August 2020 onwards will be tested as usual following early ending of Temporary Exemption Certificates.
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Record new registrations add to the September car insurance rush

GoCompare reminds drivers to shop around as peak car insurance renewal season is set to be busier than ever

  • Figures reveal 21% of motorists allowed their insurer to auto-renew their policy in last 12 months.
  • Number of drivers auto-renewing is at its highest level since February 2017.
  • 40% increase in drivers auto-renewing their insurance (compared with February 2020).
  • Drivers who allow their insurance to automatically renew without checking prices could be out of pocket by up to £289.