The shops and stores will be open taking advantage of this additional time to attract customers, particularly as there has been a lot of snow about before Christmas which will have been bad for trade.
On the 4th January 2011 VAT in the UK increases from 17.5% to 20% so a lot of people will be hunting for bargains early.
How are they going to get their larger items home - that new bed for example? The answer of course is to see if the very busy bedding retailer can deliver...but when? What about getting the old one to the dump?
Well you can of course rent a van.
As there are more and more people in rented accommodation now in the UK, many will be moving either before Christmas or early in the New Year. Again they need a van to do this.
When you hire a van are you aware that the "Excess" can cost more than the van? Van hire excess insurance is a great way to save money and have peace of mind when you rent a van.
Do you know that it could cost you a lot of money for any damage to your rental van? EVEN IF IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT!
For a low daily premium (around £7.99) a van hire excess insurance company can provide excess insurance protecting the customer against excess charges whenever you hire a van in the UK.
Find out more at http://www.insurance4vanrental.com/
Need a van to rent? Take a look at Holiday Autos at http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/cgi-bin/liveweb.sh/QSearch.w?ctryref=GBR&lang=EN&aff=xjeffreymilnerltd They have a wide range of quality vans in 130 UK locations so there will always be one handy.
Make your arrangements early to ensure the van hire depots are early when you need the vehicle over the holiday season.
Finally if you are just going off on holiday somewhere hot to get away from the snow, don't forget to buy car hire excess insurance before you go if you are hiring a car. It is a lot cheaper normally than from a car hire company. AT http://www.insurance4carrental.com/ there are EIGHT companies advertising.
Safe driving and if you want to know more about driving in different countries visit "Guides on driving abroad" - insurance4carrental.com has a selection of guides to driving in selected countries. http://www.insurance4carrental.com/Guides_to_driving_abroad_Summary.htm