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  • 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.  Non-commercial trailers that weigh less than this can be registered with the DVLA voluntarily but the law does not require these trailers to be registered. Once a trailer has been registered the DVLA will issue it with a secure trailer registration certificate by post and email confirmation will be sent to the owner of the trailer which will authorise them to have a number plate made for the trailer.

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  • 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.  The British Parking Association has been heavily involved in the development of the Bill and the organisation’s Chief Executive, Andrew Pester, commented: “This framework will enable greater consistency and consumer confidence. As a not-for-profit association we will continue to work closely with Government and others, including consumer groups, to help develop a single Code of

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  • 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.  The Transport Secretary has recently launched a consultation on this matter and included within it is the proposal to introduce new asphalt standards to ensure that our roads stay

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  • 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. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is also looking to combine the separate assessments for PIP, Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit into one integrated assessment process by 2021. It is thought that this will improve the efficiency of the system by reducing the need for claimants to submit the same

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  • You may have heard it already, but we’re less than two weeks away from the 45th edition of Naidex, the only event dedicated to independent living!

    We have partnered with the show for another year and we would like to invite you to join us as we head to Birmingham’s NEC on the 26th 27th March to witness the future of the industry!

    This year’s incredible speaker line up has just been released and it is sure to blow you away! Experts from Scope, Microsoft, Evenbreak, the BBC, disabilitymatch.co.uk,  AirBnb, the Disabled Living Foundation and 250 more

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  • DMUK is proud to be travelling to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 21st March to exhibit at this year’s Kidz to Adultz Middle event, organised by Disabled Living. This year the event will be held between 9:30am and 4:30pm, and it is open to young disabled people up to the age of 25 and their parents and carers. Kidz to Adultz Middle is now in its tenth year and through this free event, Disabled Living aims to give young disabled people access to the most-up-to-date information and advice on the equipment, products and services that are available to support them with their mobility needs particularly as they make the transition to adulthood.

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  • Traditionally personal health budgets are administered to those who are receiving NHS funded healthcare outside hospital. This can either be in their own home by means of an employed carer or in a care home. However, the government has recently announced that the eligibility for these packages will be extended to wheelchair users and those receiving aftercare under the Mental Health Act. Personal health budgets are agreed upon by the individual, or a person representing them, and their local NHS team, and they give people the opportunity to decide upon the health and care support they require. This could include; specialised wheelchairs, money for a

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  • Naidex is the most established event in Europe dedicated to empowering disabled people and bringing you the future of independent living. This year’s edition promises to be even more special as the show will be celebrating its 45th anniversary! On the 26th & 27th March, find over 350 exhibitors showcasing the ground breaking innovations of today and tomorrow, as well as 250 expert-led seminars held by the likes of Airbnb, Scope, Microsoft, the Disabled Living Foundation and even the incredible Warwick Davis. At this year’s event visitors can also take part in industry altering panel debates covering topics such as employability, inclusive fashion, disability sports

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  • Statistics supplied by the National Driver Retraining Scheme indicate that the number of people paying to attend driver retraining courses when they are offered them, rather than take the points on their driving licence, has risen by more than a third in the last five years. In 2018 a total of 1.45million drivers attended one of these courses after committing a motoring offence. This is an increase of 36% from a figure of 1.07million in 2013. The most widely attended courses last year were the speed awareness courses which had 1.19 million attendees. Drivers are invited to attend speed awareness courses at the discretion of the police force and those

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  • The DVLA has launched a campaign to tackle the widespread problem of vehicle tax evasion and as part of this campaign the agency has released a list of the areas in the UK where this illegal practice is most common. London, Northern Ireland and Birmingham are the top three worst areas on the list with figures of 122,155, 73,460 and 55,121 offences respectively. Throughout the campaign the DVLA will be taking enforcement action against the owners of untaxed vehicles in these areas and others, and this action includes fines, court proceedings, clamping and in some cases, the eventual loss of vehicles. Another main component of the agency’s

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