Entries by Scott Buist

Modernising the Home Moving Process – Feedback sought

On the 3rd April 2017, BAR Company Secretary, Paul Swindon, will be attending a panel session at The Conveyancing Association Annual General Meeting at the House of Commons, to represent and discuss the challenges and frustrations that Removers might face as part of the wider home moving process. This is in response to a White […]

Import of cars with air conditioning as part of household goods

EU-Imports of certain specific greenhouse gases (the hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride and other greenhouse gases) and products containing these gases are regulated on the basis of Regulation No 517/2017 / EU as of 1 January 2017. The aim of this regulation is to contribute to the limitation of climate change by reducing the emissions of […]

CTSI – New guide to help entrepreneurs starting a new business

New guide to help entrepreneurs starting a new business Trading standards experts have today published a new guide aimed at first-time entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new business. The guide appears on the government-backed businesscompanion.info website, produced by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). In addition to tackling some of the most common […]

CMotY 2017 – Certificate of Merit and Finalists

Many congratulations go to the following 3 Members who BAR are delighted to announce as CMotY 2017 finalists: • Universal Commercial Relocation Ltd • Maidmans Moving & Storage Ltd • BCL Certificate of Merit was achieved by the following companies: • J A Steel and Son Ltd • Harrow Green • Company Moves and Storage […]

DMotY 2017 – Shortlist

The first round of scoring for this year’s competition was carried out by a panel of independent judges, from various organisations, who separately judged different elements of the entries without access to the other judges scores. This year has seen a comprehensive first round of judging, using more independent judges, and more judges with specific […]

Association wide Elections

As part of the established retirement by rotation procedure in BAR, its subsidiaries: QSS Ltd and BAR (Services) Ltd, and Group Councils: Commercial Moving Group and Overseas Group, elections will be held during February and March 2017 for Directors and councillors to replace those who are standing down at the BAR Annual General Meeting in […]

Lending soars to eight-year high in 2016

Mortgage lending hit an eight-year high in 2016 as consumers made the most of record low interest rates. A total of £246m was lent last year, 12% up on 2015’s total and the highest level since 2008, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The growth in lending looks set to continue into 2017, with […]

Mandatory vignette to drive in Paris

As of Monday 16th January 2017, a vignette will be mandatory to drive in Paris. This new scheme covers all vehicles registered in Europe (cars, coaches, trucks, vans, etc.). The vignette will be mandatory for driving in Paris (entire city) from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM for vehicles of less than 3.5t, and […]

Has your business ever bought or leased a truck?

Article by Backhouse Jones: The European Commission recently found that certain truck companies engaged in illegal anti-competitive behaviour by forming a cartel.  If your business leased or bought a heavy to medium duty truck between 1997 and 2011, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. If you think you might be affected, please register […]