I have solved this problem for the cost of £3 per year.
I will renew the domain with the hosting package on one of their free linux servers, and have it re-direct through to my .com website.
Maybe it's a matter of pride for me to re-irect. The .co.uk website has a 2 yr pedigree and a slight PR of 1, but is getting no visitors and whilst it might have been better to keep the .co.uk domain name, the .com domain name will be slightly cheaper for me and includes my keywords in the domain.
The old site didn't have page titles, let alone metatags, and after a week, 80% of the new site pages are ranking on page one of google for certain keywords. So maybe all is not bad?
I wanted to post this info for anyone searching back through the archives and wanting to know how i solved this problem.