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Holiday homes on the rise: Homeowners set to make nearly £1bn from staycationers

Holiday homes are the latest trend to arise from lockdown, suggests new research from UK’s leading trade directory Checkatrade,* with 30% of Brits considering letting their homes out to staycationers this year. They stand to make a potential £986 million from the Brits planning to splash the cash on holidaying in the homeland this year….

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New trade start up: Everything you need to know about setting up a business

As a start up, navigating the world of business is a daunting task. In the trade sector, standing out from the crowd is a matter of risk assessing, forward planning and laying the groundwork for success. ‘How to start up a business?’ is something every budding entrepreneur types into a search engine at least once….

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Winter tyres: Does your van need them?

Does your trade take you to rural or remote locations in the winter months? Is your van struggling to cope with wintery road conditions? Dan Powell of Honest John Vans answers the most common questions we get about winter tyres. What are winter tyres? As the name suggests, winter tyres are designed to provide better...

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The UK’s best vans for passing the MOT

When was the last time you checked your van lights or tyres? New research suggests drivers are putting themselves and others at risk because they do not carry out necessary maintenance. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains. Data from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) shows one in four vans will fail the...

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How to sell your van – essential advice on selling a van privately

Selling privately is the best method for getting the best price for your van. It might take longer to find a buyer, who is willing to pay your asking price, but invest some time and effort and you’ll net up to 15 per cent more than a trade-in. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains...

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Petrol, diesel or electric – which is the best fuel type for your next van?

It’s never been easier to buy a new or used van, with franchised dealers, independent sellers and online traders all vying for your hard-earned cash. But which fuel type is best for your business needs? Dan Powell of Honest John Vans outlines the pros and cons of diesel, petrol and electric. Diesel Pros: Contrary to...

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