Everyone dreams of having a household that runs smoothly. But there are so many factors that come into play that it can sometimes seem hard to master. In between working, the weekly food shopping, and getting the kids to school, paying the bills on time can easily fall far down the list. Bill paying, in particular, is the stuff of strife especially among the genders, as women claim to pay more household bills, such as car tax, than men, yet just under a quarter of men claim their partner takes more time to pay bills than they do!
Keeping track of all that paper work requires good organisational skills to ensure that all forms get filled in and everyone gets paid on time. How can we cope better? That's where the internet comes in!
Internet access to online services, whether it's at home or at work, can free up valuable hours in the day and avoid wasting unnecessary time. Just over two thirds of people surveyed in new research released by the DVLA, agree that by going online they can pay household bills with greater speed than by doing it in person. Furthermore findings show that 57% of people would more likely pay their bills on time if they could do it online. It is hardly surprising then, that a massive 85% of people are also of the opinion that e-payment services are more convenient. Clearly a paper free future is the way forward!
The DVLA has fully recognised the advantages the internet offers when it comes to managing household affairs and as a result launched electronic vehicle licensing. This service runs alongside the post office car tax facilities and allows you to renew your car tax over the net, or by telephone, therefore saving you the hassle of waiting in queues and having to find all your paperwork.
Lifestyle expert Anjula Mutanda and Sue White from DVLA joined us in the studio to give advice on how to make the best out of online services and achieve a little domestic bliss to boot!
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For more information visit http://www.vehiclelicence.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/?SKIN=directgov.
Anjula Mutanda is a Consultant Psychologist, Life Coach and Therapist, with over 13 years experience in a diversity of settings – from Kent University working with Students experiencing a wide range of Psychological and emotional challenges, to the cut and thrust of the City as a Stress Management Consultant, Careers Counsellor and Outplacement specialist. She is best known for her role as the regular psychologist on "This Morning" on ITV1 and also as on-screen Psychologist on Big Brother – Series 1.