A Parkers investigation revealled that more than half of the most popular new models will cost consumers on average an extra £536 if they want to have a choice of more than one colour.
Car manufacturers have reduced the palette of solid colours available to just a single offering on 30 of the country’s most popular cars. For those companies offering only one free colour, consumers are charged on average an extra £292 for non-standard solid paints.
Ford expect to lose about £478 Million next year as the UK eases out of the EU and the company’s currency exchange rates are hit.
In common with many international businesses, Ford forward buys currency but the expected rapid decline in rates this year and into 2017 will outpace any advantages as it buys parts from the EU to make engines in Bridgend and Dagenham.
An £80,000 upgrade to Tonypandy bus station by Rhondda Cynon Taf is unusable by wheelchairs.
The council’s planners and engineers forgot to include dropped or flat kerbs in the scheme although it introduced raised kerbs for easier access onto and off buses.