• Government analysis of mileage and fuel expenses could trigger major reclaim shake-up

    Businesses could see the abolition of tax allowances on travel and subsistence expenses as a result of a government consultation. HM Treasury is now analysing feedback to its call for evidence on the current tax rules for employee expenses amid its claim that tax reliefs on expenses, which include mileage claims, costs the Exchequer £800 […]
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  • Industry experts reassure fleets over future of diesel vehicle values

    Diesel is likely to remain a crucial part of the motor trade’s fuel mix for the foreseeable future and the motor industry should “remain calm” over future values, according to the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA). The trade organisation, which represents companies that are involved in remarketing more than 1.5 million vehicles every year, said that […]
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  • Under-inflated car and van tyres leave motorists with £600m fuel bill

    Under-inflated car and van tyres could mean vehicle owners are spending an additional £600 million on fuel bills, it is claimed. In the build-up to this year’s annual Tyre Safety Month campaign in October, TyreSafe, which promotes the initiative, says research suggested that as many as 57% of car and van tyres on the roads […]
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  • VPS UK on the road to reducing fleet costs and boosting compliance with FSGB

    Major vehicle service, maintenance and repair (SMR) cost savings – which are expected to ramp up further following implementation of a robust driver compliance initiative – are being achieved by fast-expanding VPS UK in partnership with Fleet Service Great Britain (FSGB). Driver influenced costs are the single largest drain on a company’s in-life fleet vehicle […]
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  • CASE STUDY – VPS GROUP

    Reducing fleet maintenance costs and risk management compliance focus of business partnership FACT FILE Organisation name: VPS Group Head of fleet: Steve Mulvaney Vehicle details: 488 light commercial vehicles; 79 company cars, 4 HGVs, 40 items of plant and machinery including trailers Business: VPS Group secures more than 50,000 properties and employs 1,500 staff in […]
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  • End of the road for petrol and diesel cars as Volvo goes all electric

    Volvo says that every car it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of models that have only an internal combustion engine and placing electrification at the core of its future business.  The announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker to embrace electrification, and highlights […]
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  • Newly-elected government to drive fleets and drivers further along the ‘green’ road

    The newly-elected minority Conservative government will continue to drive businesses and company car and van drivers further along the ‘green’ road as ministers seek to ‘clean-up’ the UK’s vehicle population. In recent years, the government’s vehicle-related tax strategy – company car benefit-in-kind tax, Vehicle Excise Duty and capital allowances – has aimed to incentivise the […]
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  • Michelin rejects 3mm legal tyre tread depth call arguing 1.6mm is ‘safe’

    Michelin has rejected calls from industry experts for an increase in the minimum legal tread depth for tyres from 1.6mm to 3mm. The tyre manufacturer says there is “no link” between tread depths at 1.6mm and increasing accident rates and highlighted that changing tyres at 3mm would cost fleets money and increase carbon emissions – […]
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  • New data protection legislation to shake-up fleet operations

    Employers must prepare themselves for the May 25, 2018 introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will have a potentially significant impact across organisations, and particularly for fleets. GDPR builds on existing data protection legislation with a particular focus on digitalisation and technology. Core to the 1998 Data Protection Act are eight data […]
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  • Euro6 diesel company cars have a place on fleets with RV experts unmoved by media hysteria

    There is nothing wrong with today’s Euro6 diesel engined cars, which are a “world away” from models of just five years ago and compared with 10 or 15 years ago they are “completely different”. That’s the view of residual value experts as diesel, the favourite fuel of fleets since the introduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) […]
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