Solihull Multi Agency vehicle check uncovers some seriously heavy loads

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Solihull Trading Standards joined forces today with Solihull Licensing, West Midlands Police, HM Revenue & Customs and other agencies to carry out checks on vehicles travelling in the Solihull area.

On a particularly ‘crisp’ January day, taxis, vans, lorries and cars were stopped and numerous checks were made in relation to their roadworthiness and overall legality. Solihull Trading Standards dealt with several cases of vehicles being unsafely overweight. One van was almost 1.5 TONNES over the legal limit and constituted a grave danger to its driver and other road users. We will take the appropriate action in dealing with the offences.

Solihull will continue to do our utmost in 2016 to ensure that the public in the borough are safe. If you have any information that would suggest otherwise please contact us via Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06.

 

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How not to become a victim of tax fraud

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Con men are always thinking up new ways of getting us to part with our money. From fraudulent tax phishing emails, appearing to come from HMRC, to lookalike false governmental websites, attempted tax fraud is a common ruse of scammers.

Stay clear of these scams with the help of the links contained here:

http://www.tradingstandardsecrime.org.uk/dealing-with-hmrc-phishing-and-tax-scams/