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17 Dec 2020

Since improvements were made to the ACT's offering back in October membership numbers have increased by 17.5% to the end of November as thenew structure is well received throughout the...

17 Dec 2020 | 1 comment

The ACT would like your opinion, as a bike business, on the level of government support you would like to see for the e-bike market over the next few years

17 Dec 2020

Butterworth Spengler have provided an update on the situation regarding the implications of driving outside the UK if a ‘Brexit' deal is not struck, and how this will affect motor...

17 Dec 2020

Popular Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) providers have once again made the headlines across multiple news sites for the growing amount of distrust being triggered among consumers.

16 Dec 2020

Maybe* have used their insight tool to round up some of the best social media posts of #smallbizsatuk from businesses, customers, councils, BIDs, shopping centres, and lots more in between.

15 Dec 2020

Ricardo Energy & Environment and UK Power Networks are running a survey to understand how best to support SMEs that may be looking to invest in their first electric vehicle, or to switch their...

9 Dec 2020

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (9 December 2020) that business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021.

8 Dec 2020

The webinar takes place this Friday will explore how cycling and walking will be key elements in securing the aims of the Environment Bill.

7 Dec 2020

The meeting topics evaluated any lessons that we have so far learned from national lockdowns and ways in which we can move forward from this using government support.

2 Dec 2020

The recent ACT restructure means that cycle businesses can benefit from extended business support and new services as well as full annual ACT membership from just £60 per year!

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Government confirms e-scooters will be legalised in 2021

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

e-scootersWork has now commenced on drafting legislation to legalise e-scooters, which will be in place in 2021.

Eamon Ryan, the transport minister, confirmed that e-scooters will be legalised next year without localised trials.

It is currently illegal for electric scooters to be used on public roads. E-scooters count as mechanically propelled vehicles which must be taxed, insured and driven only with a licence. However, it is not possible to get a licence, tax or insure them, effectively making them unlawful.

In August last year, a report commissioned by the Road Safety Authority concluded that e-scooters should be legalised.

More details about the legislation will follow. Read the ACT's stance on e-scooters, including safety and the implications they have for IBDs, here.


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