Tesla to Cut UK Jobs

One of the world’s most famous electric car manufacturers, Tesla, is preparing to axe over 3000 jobs. According to Elon Musk, the company’s enigmatic billionaire owner, Tesla can no longer afford to keep these staff members on its payroll. The reason for the job cuts? The cars are just too expensive. Image Credit 3000 Jobs Most employees of Tesla are based in the US at the main factory in California as well as at smaller facilities based in Nevada, Buffalo, China and the Netherlands. Whilst 3000 certainly sounds like a…

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5 tips to getting the most from a property auction

When it comes to buying property most people still take the traditional route of using a high street estate agent. But there are alternatives, one of which is to buy at auction. Image Credit Properties are sold at auction for a number of reasons, often because they have been repossessed by a lender – https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-repossession-activity. Auctions are popular with landlords looking to buy properties online and if you are just starting out in buy-to-let remember you will need other things like property inventory software too. Buying at auction is a…

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How to camouflage a tank

In the dark days following the evacuation of Dunkirk the British Army was on its knees. It had left a considerable amount of equipment, and personnel behind in France. As the Nazi’s prepared to invade the only thing that stood against them was the Royal Air Force but there was also another phony war being fought. To convince the German Wehrmacht that there was more hardware than there actually was, cardboard boxes were arranged with funnels to look like scores of tanks ready to repel any subsequent land invasion. Whilst…

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How to repressurise your boiler

As winter arrives no one wants a problem with their central heating, and yet a simple issue could shut down your system in an instant. Image Credit Most condensing boilers and many standard boilers are installed as pressurised systems. This replaces the older systems which relied on a water tank, normally situated in the highest point of the property with a float device to top up water levels. In the absence of the self-filling option, a pressurised system will need manual filling via a loop installed on your boiler. Do…

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What you need to know before insuring a learner driver

It is an exciting time for any young person when they can finally learn to drive; however, it also involves finding out about insurance which is no mean feat. In this article, we take a look at all you need to know about insuring a learner driver. Image Credit It’s a minefield out there The world of motor trade insurance is a vast one; from huge corporate giants to specialists we have never heard of, there’s a huge range to choose from with similarly varying degrees of pricing. Let’s start…

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