DVLA delays

We are aware that the DVLA is taking a long time to process applications.

Section 88 of The Road Traffic
Act 1988 may allow you to
continue driving even though
you do not hold a current
driving licence.
In practice, this will be when you
have applied to the DVLA to renew
your licence, but the licence expires
(runs out) while we are processing
the application.

You can read more here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/695575/inf188x6-can-i-drive-while-my-application-is-with-dvla.pdf

Plumbers Scam

This scam is where people have instructed plumbers and agreed a price.


The charge comes through and is £100’s of pounds more.


The company is taking credit card details in advance, convincing the customer its because of COVID and people not paying.


This should be refundable for both credit and debit as the client had not agreed to the charge. Contact you card issuer.

HMRC SCAM

We are aware of many people getting recorded messages supposedly form HMRC.

HMRC does not put out these kind of messages

You’ll never get an email, text message, message in an application (for example WhatsApp) or a phone call from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which:

  • tells you about a tax rebate or penalty
  • asks for your personal or payment information

We are aware of the telephone number 0161 521 3262 generating these calls.

If you get a call like this please do not give them any personal information, or call back the number.

If you have already given them information, please call us for more advice