A one-year-old Lexus GS hybrid sold for 0.7 per cent more than it was bought for on average MARK ELIAS/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGESSecond-hand electric cars are selling for more than they were bought for because of a rise in demand for green vehicles, according to research. Amid a shortage in the number of eco-friendly vehicles on the market, experts said that drivers could run cars for a year and add thousands of miles to the clock but still sell the vehicle for more than the purchase price.
It begs an obvious question. When it emerged this week that Virgin Trains east coast would collapse in only a few months, it signalled the third time in 11 years that the principal operator of the the 400-mile rail link between London and Edinburgh has imploded. Indeed, three out of the four franchises on the line since it was privatised in the mid-1990s have ended in ignominy. So is it coincidence, or is there something fundamentally wrong with the east coast main line?
Some 280 school-leavers from Surrey, which contains some of the country’s most affluent addresses, got into the two universities in a single year – as many as the combined total from almost a third of England’s local authorities. Figures also show that 11 areas failed to send a single student to Oxford or Cambridge, despite repeated attempts to widen access to elite institutions.
DfT figures show huge rise in number of untaxed vehicles since abolition of the paper tax disc. Evasion rate has tripled since 2013 and costs taxpayer £107m a year in lost revenue: https://t.co/CyPMjMiVOb
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