First of all my car insurance got renewed automatically (through elephant.co.uk) and I didn't even know until I saw the money had come out of my bank account. Supposedly they sent a renewal letter at the beginning of March (which I never got) and because I didn't respond it happened automatically.
Then when I phoned them up after getting some other quotes which were a lot cheaper and they tried to rejig my quote to be more competitive, I was told because I've just become unemployed that it has actually gone up by £200! Seriously how can they charge that much extra for being unemployed, i'll be driving the car less because of it!
And now because I'm going travelling in a few months and only really want insurance for the next 5 weeks, I've discovered that i'm no longer allowed to leave my car on my driveway uninsured, so I either have to pay to insure a car that won't be used for about 3 months or declare it off-road!
What the hell is going on?! (sorry just needed to rant)